Tristachya leucothrix Nees

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Synonyms: Avena hispida Thunb.
Tristachya granulosa Chiov.
Tristachya hispida (L.f.) K. Schum.
Tristachya leucothrix var. bolusii De Wild.
Tristachya leucothrix var. longiaristata De Wild.
Tristachya leucothrix var. sapinii De Wild.
Tristachya monocephala Hochst.
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Tufted perennial. Culms 30–120 cm. high, the basal sheaths silky pubescent to fulvously tomentose. Panicle 7–20 cm. long, linear, nodding, bearing 1–7 triads of spikelets with connate pedicels. Spikelets 20–45 mm. long, yellow or yellowish brown, villous from rows of black tubercles. Inferior glume 3/4 length of spikelet. Superior lemma glabrous or rarely obscurely pubescent near apex, the lobes acute to acuminate, rarely prolonged into setae up to 3 mm, long, with a central awn 6–10 cm. long.
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Habitat: Damp grassland
Altitude range: 1100 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 366. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 56.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 207 - 208.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 64. As Tristachya hispida

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 111.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tristachya leucothrix.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108030, retrieved 24 October 2021

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