Elytrophorus globularis Hack.

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Synonyms: Elytrophorus africanus Schweick.
Elytrophorus interruptus Pilg.
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Status: Native
Annual up to 60 cm tall, erect; leaf laminas up to 30 cm × 7 mm, glabrous.Inflorescence 3–14 cm long, the glomerules globular, 5–11 mm in diameter, sometimes contiguous but scarcely confluent, the bracts usually exceeding the spikelets.Glumes 2.6–4.5 mm long, lanceolate, crispate-hirsute; lemmas 3.6–4.8 mm long (including awn), ovate-lanceolate, acuminate to a short stiff awn-point; palea wings conspicuous and projecting from the sides of the lemma.
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Habitat: Streamsides and seasonally waterlogged depressions
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Botswana distribution: N
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 2 - 4. (Includes a picture).

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 103.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 135.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 188.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Elytrophorus globularis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103940, retrieved 22 July 2024

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