Alloteropsis cimicina (L.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Alloteropsis latifolius Peter
Milium cimicinum L.
Urochloa quintasii Mez
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Status: Native
Tufted annual. Culms up to 150 cm; nodes hairy. Lamina 5-20 mm wide, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, amplexicaul; margin tuberculate-ciliate. Inflorescence of 4-11 racemes, usually in one whorl; racemes 7-25 cm long, bare at the base for at least 1.5 cm. Spikelets 3.5-5.5 mm long. Upper glume cartilaginous, smooth and shining; upper lemma with a 2-4.5 mm awn.
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Habitat: Open savanna woodland, often bordering damp areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Old World tropics
Botswana distribution: N
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 129.

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 186.

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Flora of Caprivi: Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora of Malawi: Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora of Mozambique: Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora of Zambia: Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alloteropsis cimicina

External websites:

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

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: Alloteropsis cimicina., retrieved 23 April 2018

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