Sporobolus spicatus (Vahl) Kunth

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Caprivi records: View all records (2)

Records of this taxon from Caprivi are shown in the table below. Cases where the taxon is native, naturalised, possibly planted or definitely planted are all listed.

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Record number No of images Record date Recorder(s) Coll. Det. Conf. Herbaria Habitat Location Loc code(s) Outing code Planted code Country QDS Grid ref. FZ Div Alt. (m) Notes Lat Long Loc Acc Code
94898018 Feb 1988GL Maggs
GL Maggs

Caprivi: Inkasa Island: malapo on banks of Linyandi River.2080Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1725C3 930Graminoid; Notes: Shorty-tufted, spiny, perennial grass, stoloniferous, forming over dense cover, 40 - 50 cm high when in flower. Culms erect to geniculate, rooting at nodes, slender, terete, glabrous, dull yellow-green. Leaves basal with bases persistent. Leaf blade tightly rolled, conspicuously spine-tipped, rigid and erect, grey-green, 20 - 150 mm long, slightly auriculate and yellow at base, abax. with long, white hairs especially basally also conspicuously ciliate. Ligule a narrow fringe of white hairs, 1 mm wide. Leaf sheath short, at most 40 mm long, not circumbulmate glabrous but finely ciliate along margin. Inflorescence a contracted panicle, spicate, 10 - 12 cm x 3 mm, borne on long, slender, articulated peduncle. Lateral spikes up to 1 cm long, erect against apex. Spikelets awnless, minute, 2 mm long, densely arranged, entirely deciduous.-17.78330025.2075005

Total records found: 1

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Records of: Sporobolus spicatus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species-display.php?species_id=105590, retrieved 6 February 2023

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