Leptochloa uniflora Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Synonyms: Craspedorhachis menyharthii Hack.
Craspedorhachis uniflora (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Chippind.
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Status: Native
Delicate annual or short-lived perennial up to 75 cm tall, erect or geniculately ascending; ligule a short membrane; leaf lamina 4–10 cm × 7–15 mm, lanceolate-oblong, broad, flat, thin and flaccid, smooth on both sides, acute. Inflorescence 5–30 cm long, oblong to narrowly oblong; racemes numerous, very slender, 4–6 cm long, ascending, straight or slightly arching.Spikelets laterally compressed, 1-flowered, 1.8–2 mm long, narrowly fusiform, overlapping; glumes subequal, as long as the spikelet, broadly linear, sharply acuminate; lemma 1.4–1.6 mm long, narrowly elliptic, keeled, minutely pilose on the nerves, entire, acute.Caryopsis 1–1.2 mm long, narrowly elliptic, trigonous in section, deeply sulcate on the hilar side
Derivation of specific name: uniflora: one-flowered
Habitat: In riverine vegetation in shade, often in humus-rich soil
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Worldwide distribution: Arabia, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, tropical Africa
Botswana distribution: N
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 28 - 29.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 47.

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 106.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 140.

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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: Leptochloa uniflora.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104520, retrieved 20 July 2024

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