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Triraphis ramosissima Hack.


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Triraphis ramosissima

Image 1
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25 Sep 2008

Triraphis ramosissima

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25 Sep 2008

Triraphis ramosissima

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23 Mar 2008

Triraphis ramosissima

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27 Apr 2008



Family: Poaceae
Full name: Triraphis ramosissima Hack.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Berggras, Perdegras
English common name(s): Branched needlegrass
Synonym(s): Triraphis elliotii Rendle
Status: Native
Description: Perennial, glabrous; culms wiry, straight, many-noded, profusely branched, particularly from the middle nodes, terete, smooth, branches solitary or in fascicles of 2–3, with the lower nodes very short and sheathed by subpersistent bud-bearing scales, internodes exserted; sheaths tight, terete, at length open and breaking away at the base or withering; blades very narrow, linear, setaceously convolute, tapering to a very fine point, 2–4 in. by 0.5 lin., scaberulous above, smooth below; panicle linear-oblong, 2–2.5 in. long, subcontracted; branches subcapillary, flexuous, 3–5-nate, 5–1-spiculate, up to 0.5 in. long; lateral pedicels up to 1 lin. long; spikelets 5–7-flowered, 3.5–4 lin. long, light purplish; rhachilla glabrous; glumes lanceolate, hyaline, mucronate, the lower about 1–1.25 lin., the upper up to 1.5 lin. long, with bifid tips; valves up to 1.5 lin. long; middle awn up to 2.5 lin. long, side-awns half as long or longer; keels of the pale scaberulous; anthers 1 lin. long. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  172321 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 21 Mar 2018


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