Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Anthephora pubescens Nees


Anthephora pubescens

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Family: Poaceae
Full name: Anthephora pubescens Nees
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Borseltjiegras, Krulblaar
English common name(s): Wool grass, Borseltjie grass
Synonym(s): Anthephora hochstetteri Nees
Anthephora hochstetteri Nees var. serresii Dubuis & Faurel
Anthephora kotschyi Hochst. fide Fl. Trop. E. Africa
Anthephora ramosa Gooss.
Cenchrus pubescens Steud. fide Nom.Bot. Ed.2 pars1
Status: Native
Description: Tufted perennial up to 100 cm high. Inflorescence 5–25 cm long, the clusters with bearded peduncle; involucral bracts lanceolate to narrowly ovate, broadest below the middle, 6–11 mm long, sparsely pilose to densely villous, acute to setaceously acuminate; lower lemma densely ciliate, the hairs c. 1 mm long and projecting from the involucre. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Somalia)

Tufted perennial; culms 30–100 cm high. Leaf-blades 3–40 cm long, 2–6 mm wide; ligule 2–8 mm long, with or without auricles. Panicle 5–25 cm long, the clusters with bearded peduncles. Spikelets lanceolate to narrowly ovate, broadest below the middle, 6–11 mm long; lower glume sparsely pilose to densely villous, 3–7-nerved, acute to setaceously acuminate; lower lemma densely ciliate, the hairs 1 mm long and projecting from the spikelet. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Tropical East Africa)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 27 Feb 2011
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot SX210 IS
Lens aperture: f/8.0
Shutter speed: 1/160 s
ISO speed: 80
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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