Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf
var. papillosum (A. Rich.) de Wet & Harlan

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Synonyms: Andropogon papillosus Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Dichanthium papillosum (A. Rich.) Stapf
Common names: Blue grama (English) Vlei finger grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See var. annulatum for a general description. Var. papillosum is distinguished by the lower glume of the sessile spikelet being pilose to villous with a distinct subapical fringe of bulbous-based hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: annulatum: having a ring
Habitat: Dry open places, subject to overgrazing or disturbance; also in swampy depressions.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Page 40.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 80 - 81. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 134.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dichanthium annulatum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dichanthium annulatum
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Ispot Southern Africa: Dichanthium annulatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Dichanthium annulatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dichanthium annulatum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dichanthium annulatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dichanthium annulatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dichanthium annulatum
Tropicos: Dichanthium annulatum


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: Dichanthium annulatum var. papillosum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108350, retrieved 17 July 2018

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