African Plant Database

Tetraria mlanjensis J. Raynal
Information on the genus : Tetraria
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect tufted herb 30-40 cm tall; culms rounded, slightly striate, 0,6 mm Ø; basal leaves numerous with purplish sheaths, the old ones split into pale fibres; blade setaceous, 20-25 cm long, 0,6-0,7 mm wide, margins scabrid; cauline leaves 1-2; inflorescen
Ecology : Grassland; dry rocky habitats, between rock slabs; c. 2100-2200 m alt.
  Resembling T. usambarensis but leaf blade shorter (20-25 cm, not 27-33 cm), spikelets shorter (3,5-4 mm, not 0,5-10 mm), nutlet smaller (c. 1,7 mm long, not 3-4 mm), and pale yellow (not brown/red brown).
  May be mistaken for a Rhynchospora rugosa by its narrow open inflorescence.
  S. Africa.
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Record n°36396
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