Details of record no: 94898

Sporobolus spicatus (Vahl) Kunth

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Record details:

Date: 18 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Location: Caprivi: Inkasa Island: malapo on banks of Linyandi River.
Location code(s): 208
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1725C3
Grid reference:
FZ Division:
Altitude (metres): 930
Notes: Graminoid; 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.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.783300, 25.207500
Location Accuracy Code: 5

Map of species record

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: Individual record no: 94898: Sporobolus spicatus., retrieved 6 February 2023

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