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Species Information

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Themeda triandra Forssk.
(name current 2016)
Red Grass


Growth form: Graminoid
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Themeda triandra - (Imsinde, Red Grass) 3090 cm high. Leaves flat, often greyish when young, turning reddish or purplish with age. Inflorescence nodding, triangular in outline; spathes tapering to long point; spikelets ending in long twisted awns, multicoloured when mature.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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