Details of record no: 94501

Eriochloa fatmensis (Hochst. & Steud.) Clayton

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Record details:

Date: 10 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Location: Caprivi: ca. 2km north of Bukalo, on the road to Katima Mulilo, grassy malapo.
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Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1724D1
Grid reference:
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Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: 0.5 m high; Graminoid; Notes: (F. Poaceae) Tufted annual, ca. 0,5m high when in flower. Culms erect, slender, yellow-green, glabrous except for white pubescent indumentum at nodes. Leaf blade linear-lanceolate, expanded, rapidly withering at apex, up to 200*6mm, glabrous, soft and tender, yellow-green, basally rounded. Ligule inconspicuous with fringe of dense, white, straight hairs. Leaf sheath yellow-green, ca. 5cm long, overlapping, not tightly circumculmate, canaliculate, glabrous to sparsely pubescent. Inflorescence a panicle of spaced racemes, ca. 10*2,5cm. Raceme lax, spicate ca. 3,5cm long, erect. Spikelets loosely arranged in 2 rows, ovoid, apex tapering, 3*1mm, awned; glumes pale green, densely pubescent. Stalk purple-banded at apex (=callus) with long, white, straight hairs. Awn ca. 2,5mm long. Stigma purple, exerted just below apex.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.625000, 24.625000
Location Accuracy Code: 4

Map of species record

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: Individual record no: 94501: Eriochloa fatmensis., retrieved 7 October 2022

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