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Species Information

Alloteropsis semialata (R.Br.) Hitchc. subsp. eckloniana (Nees) Gibbs Russ.
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Graminoid
Found within protected areas

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Alloteropsis semialata - Densely tufted. Old leaf-sheaths persisting, pale, surrounding base of current year’s stems. Leaves erect from base, and two or three on stem, flat, hairy, tapering to fine point. Stem slender, erect with about four racemes borne together at tip. Spikelets arranged rather irregularly, often one-sidedly on axis. Glumes pale, pointed, silky, enclosing dark-coloured or black florets. Anthers brightly coloured, orange or red.

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

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