Bothriochloa radicans (Lehm.) A.Camus
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Bothriochloa radicans (Lehm.) A.Camus. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000853834. Accessed on: 29 May 2020'

Morphology

Caespitose, often stoloniferous, perennial, shrubby or decumbent and rooting at the nodes; culms up to 70 cm high, branching from the inferior nodes to form cushions; culm nodes mostly exposed and barbate, the uppermost glabrous; leaf sheaths glabrous except at the mouth, those of the basal leaves loose and open, the remainder clasping the culms; ligule membranous; leaf laminas 6–20 cm × 2–6 mm, linear-lanceolate, gradually tapering to a fine point.

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    Sessile spikelet 2.5–4 mm long, lanceolate; inferior glume firmly membranous, slightly concave on the back and pilose in the lower half; superior glume minutely hispid along the keel, acute at the apex; inferior floret empty, the lemma c. 3 mm long, oblong-linear, ciliolate at the apex; superior floret bisexual, epaleate, the lemma c. 1.5 mm long, stipitiform, glabrous, awned; awn c. 25 mm long, geniculate; anthers c. 1.5 mm long.

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    Inflorescence of 5–16 subdigitate racemes; main axis slender, shorter than the lowest racemes; racemes up to 70 mm long, 10–20-jointed, shortly pedunculate; rhachis internodes densely long-pilose.

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    Pedicelled spikelet neuter; inferior glume c. 3.5 mm long, oblong, with sparse long white hairs along the lateral keels and ciliolate towards the apex; superior glume c. 3 mm long, lanceolate, delicate, ciliate on the margins; inferior lemma c. 2 mm long, oblong, obtuse at the apex.

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    Pedicelled spikelet glabrous.

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    Sessile spikelet lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm. long; lower glume firmly membranous, pilose below the middle, not glossy, not pitted; awn 10–25 mm. long.

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    Inflorescence subdigitate or with a central axis up to 5 cm. long, bearing 5–16 sessile or shortly pedunculate racemes; racemes 3–7 cm. long, villous.

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    Leaf-blades 6–20 cm. long, 2–6 mm. wide.

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    Perennial with copious, often fasciculate, branching from lower nodes to form cushions; culms 25–100 cm. high, usually ascending, the nodes nearly always pubescent to bearded.

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    Perennial, often stoloniferous, up to 0.7 m high. Leaf blades 60-200 mm long, 2-6 mm wide. Spikelets (sessile) 3-5 mm long. Inflorescence axes shorter than racemes, racemes 5-16, lower glume of sessile spikelets sparsely hairy, glumes not pitted.

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    Perennial; up to 0.7 m high; often stoloniferous. Leaf blades 60-200 x 2-6 mm. Flowers: inflorescence subdigitate; axis shorter than racemes; racemes 5-16; spikelets (sessile) 3-5 mm long; lower glume of sessile spikelets sparsely hairy; not pitted.

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    Habitat

    Rocky hillsides.

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    Dry Grassland. Rocky hillsides.

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      Bibliography

     Information From

    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
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    Poaceae
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).