Oplismenus hirtellus (L.) P. Beauv.

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Oplismenus hirtellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Oplismenus hirtellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Oplismenus hirtellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Oplismenus hirtellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Oplismenus hirtellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

Oplismenus hirtellus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road West from Khodzue Gorge

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Synonyms: Oplismenus africanus P. Beauv.
Panicum hirtellum L.
Common names: Basket grass (English)
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Description:
Trailing perennial. Culms up to 100 cm long with leaves lanceolate to narrowly ovate. Inflorescences with a distinct rhachis up to 3 cm long. Spikelets 2-4 mm long, in pairs, hairless to sparsely pubescent; awns smooth and sticky, longest 3-14 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hirtellus: finely and minutely hairy
Habitat: Growing in shade on the forest floor of evergreen forest.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical except most of Asia.
Botswana distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 354. (Includes a picture).

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 8.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 49.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 141.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 150.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

Other sources of information about Oplismenus hirtellus:

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Flora of Malawi: Oplismenus hirtellus
Flora of Mozambique: Oplismenus hirtellus
Flora of Zambia: Oplismenus hirtellus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oplismenus hirtellus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oplismenus hirtellus
African Plant Database: Oplismenus hirtellus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Oplismenus hirtellus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oplismenus hirtellus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oplismenus hirtellus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oplismenus hirtellus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oplismenus hirtellus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oplismenus hirtellus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Oplismenus hirtellus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oplismenus hirtellus
Ispot Southern Africa: Oplismenus hirtellus
JSTOR Plant Science: Oplismenus hirtellus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oplismenus hirtellus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Oplismenus hirtellus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oplismenus hirtellus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Oplismenus hirtellus
Tropicos: Oplismenus hirtellus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Oplismenus hirtellus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106080, retrieved 14 December 2018

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