Oplismenus undulatifolius (Ard.) Roem. & Schult.

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Oplismenus undulatifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest on ridge above Cavao, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Oplismenus undulatifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest on ridge above Cavao, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Oplismenus undulatifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest on ridge above Cavao, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

Oplismenus undulatifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forest on ridge above Cavao, Sanjunjira, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Oplismenus africanus P.Beauv. var. capensis (Hochst.) Stapf
Oplismenus africanus P.Beauv. var. simplex Stapf
Oplismenus capensis Hochst.
Oplismenus hirtellus (L.) P. Beauv. subsp. capensis (Hochst.) U. Scholz
Oplismenus simplex K. Schum.
Panicum kraussii Steud.
Panicum undulatifolium PaArd.
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Trailing perennial with culms 15–50 cm long. Leavs narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate. Racemes reduced to clusters of 2-6 spikelets without evident rhachis. Spikelets 2.5–4 mm long, hairless to sparsely pubescent; awns smooth and sticky, the longest in each fascicle 7–14 mm.
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Derivation of specific name: undulatifolius: with undulate leaves
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Worldwide distribution: Warm temperate regions of the northern hemisphere, extending southward on the upland areas of Africa and India.
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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.

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

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.

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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 undulatifolius.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106090, retrieved 14 December 2018

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