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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eastern Cape Prov. (Wittebergen).

[KBu]

Mashau A. C. 2016. A synopsis of Anthoxanthum (Poaceae: Pooideae: Poeae) in southern Africa and description of a new subspecies. Kew Bulletin 71:18. DOI 10.1007/S12225-016-9629-6

Type
Type: South Africa, Eastern Cape: Barkly East Division; on Ben McDhui (Wittebergen), 2955 m, Galpin 6884 (holotype PRE!; isotypes: BOL, photo!; K, photo!).
Morphology General Habit
Tufted rhizomatous perennial 150 – 220 mm high; leaves crowded at the base
Morphology Leaves
Leaf blade up to 37.5 × 5.6 mm, short, broad, apex blunt
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence contracted, spike-like, 30 – 40 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelet 7 mm long; glumes subacuminate, glabrous or scabrid on the back, keels smooth or scaberulous; lower glume 5 mm long, 1-nerved, sub-hyaline; upper glume 7 mm long, 3-nerved, longer than and enfolding the spikelet; lower lemma 5.5 mm long, 5-nerved, light brown, hairs not dense but somewhat shaggy or pilose; upper floret lemma 2.0 mm long, glabrous, awnless; anther 2.4 mm long.
Note
This species is known only from the type collection. Except for the very short, broad leaf blades and subacuminate glume, this specimen is difficult to distinguish from Anthoxanthum ecklonii which has acute to acuminate glumes.
Distribution
frequency in southern africa. rare. endemic. south africa: eastern cape.
Conservation
Data deficient — Taxonomically Problematic (DDT) (Victor et al. 2007).
Phenology
Flowering March.

Native to:

Cape Provinces

Anthoxanthum brevifolium Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Galpin, E.E. [6884], South Africa K000367498

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1910: 59 (1910)

Accepted by

  • Mashau, A.C. (2016). A synopsis of Anthoxanthum (Poaceae: Pooideae: Poeae) in southern Africa and description of a new subspecies Kew Bulletin 71(18): 1-5.

Not accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Anthoxanthum ecklonii.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mashau, A.C. (2016). A synopsis of Anthoxanthum (Poaceae: Pooideae: Poeae) in southern Africa and description of a new subspecies Kew Bulletin 71(18): 1-5.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Bulletin
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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