Chloris virgata Sw.

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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
93201005 Mar 2010MM Hochobes
ES Klaassen
S Rügheimer
HR Hasheela
D Aiyambo
MM Hochobes
1949
MM Hochobes
WIND

Common. Growing in seasonally waterlogged plain, in hard calcrete. Shade. Roadside.Caprivi: Divundu - Kongola road.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1722D3 912Erect grass 30 cm high. Branched at flattened nodes. Leaves very soft, folded from the base. Inflorescence a spike, it opens up when it gets wet.-17.93305622.6686115
93313021 Jan 2005S Bartsch
MM Hochobes
S Kruger
ES Klaassen
D Lutombi
ES Klaassen
1384
ES Klaassen
WIND

Okavango, Rundu District: Omega III, in omuramba.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1722D4 10131 m high; grass; Notes: Annual, 1 m high grass. Nodes red coloured. Leaves with midrib red coloured, margin finely serrate. Inflorescence a terminal raceme with hairs at the point of attachment of raceme branches. Uncommon, in moist clay, in full sun.-17.85694022.9105605
94813018 Feb 1988GL Maggs
GL Maggs
339
WIND

Caprivi: Inkasa Island: malapo on banks of Linyandi River.2080Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1725C3 930Graminoid; Notes: Basally tufted and stoloniferous annual grass, up to 0,5 m when in flower. Culms basally prostrate but then steeply ascending, rooting from lower prostrate nodes, slender and not conspicuously gibbose, smooth and glabrous, partially exposed along upper regions, blue-green to purple-tinted especially near nodes which are deep purple-tinted, branched. Leaf blades lanceolate, 35 - 120 mm long, tapering to apex, broadest at base, 4 - 8 mm wide, folded, blue-green, occasionally purple-tinted, margins white, base rounded and notched, both surfaces with long, white, bulbous-based indumentum. Ligule a membranous ridge with sparse white indumentum, collar with dense, long, white, straight indumentum extending along upper margin of sheath and lower margin of blade. Leaf sheath loosely circumculmate, keeled at base, about glabrous, except for scattered ciliate indumentum, shallowly canaliculate. Inflorescence complex, digitate arrangement of spicate racemes borne on slender, short peduncle, 1 - 7,5 cm long, subtended at base and initially enclosed by upper lamina. Racemes 5 - 7, 7 - 8,5 cm long, steeply ascending but flexuous. Spikelets 2 - flowered, arranged in 2 rows along axis; short stalk bearing long, white, sericeous indumentum. Lower glume membranous, glabrous, greenish white to apically purple-rimmed. Awns long, yellowish, glabrous, straight, slender, up to 12 mm long.-17.78330025.2075005
94610009 Feb 1988GL Maggs
GL Maggs
189
WIND

Caprivi: Near Ngoma: In Terminalia sericea woodland.0Namibia (Caprivi Strip)1724D3 0Graminoid; Notes: Annual grass, 40 cm when in flower. Culm geniculate, terete, bright green but nodes purple, smooth, glabrous. Leaf blades basally densely tufted, relatively short, no more than 10 cm long, often folded, relatively hard with scabrid margin, dull green to maroon-tinted, basal margin tending to hyaline. Ligule inconspicuous. Leaf sheath overlapping, about same length as blade, glabrous. Inflorescence 7 - 11 digitately compound spikes, about 9 cm long, vertical; borne on slender peduncle up to 15 cm long. Spikelet about 1 mm long, 1 awn/lemma, green to blackish with dense, long, white indumentum; initially sheathed.-17.87500024.6250004

Total records found: 4



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Records of: Chloris virgata.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species-display.php?species_id=105740, retrieved 7 July 2022

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