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Tricholaena monachne (Trin.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 909 (1930) 
Information on the genus : Tricholaena
Basionym : Panicum monachne Trin.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Melinis monachne (Trin.) Pilg. (1904)
 Panicum monachne Trin.
 Xyochlaena monachne (Trin.) Stapf
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Melinis trichotoma Mez (1920)
=Panicum gracillimum K. Schum. (1897)
=Panicum madagascariense var. brevispiculum Rendle
=Aira bicolor Schumach.
=Tricholaena bicolor (Schumach.) C.E. Hubb.
=Tricholaena monachne var. annua J. G. Anderson
=Tricholaena delicatula Stapf & C.E. Hubb. (1930)
=Tricholaena arenaria var. semiglabra Hack.
=Eremochlamys arenaria Peter (1930)
=Eremochlamys littoralis Peter (1930)
=Tricholaena glabra Stapf (1898)
=Panicum madagascariense Spreng. (1825)
=Tricholaena madagascariense (Spreng.) Mez ex Pilg. (1913)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial (occ. annual)-Graminoid- Ht up to 1.2 m. Alt: 5 - 2100 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 226 (1937).
  • Merxmueller, H. von & J. Cramer (1970). Prodromus: einer flora von Südwestafrika. 160: 208-209
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Graminae[3]: 502-504 (1982)
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 85 (1985).
  • Biblioth. Bot. 138: 38 (1988).
More info on :
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see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
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