Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Tufted perennial grass, 30 - 150 cm tall; basal leaf sheaths becoming fibrous and usually woolly-tomentose. Culms unbranched. Inflorescence a contracted or open panicle, broadly ovate in outline, with long, wiry branches. Spikelets 8-14 mm long, hairless. Callus 2-toothed.
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Derivation of specific name

simplex: undivided, entire (obviously not referring to the callus)
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Distribution

Worldwide distribution

Tropical and S Africa and Madagascar
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Trichopteryx stipoides var. natalensis Hack.
Catalog Number: US 101958
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): Wood
Locality: Natal, South Africa, Africa
  • Syntype: Hackel, E. 1900. Mem. Herb. Boissier. 20: 9.
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Isotype for Arundinella stipoides Hack.
Catalog Number: US 1535368
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. Hildebrandt
Year Collected: 1881
Locality: Central-Madagascar, Betsiléo, an feuchten Stellen., Madagascar, Africa
  • Isotype: Hackel, E. 1884. Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Cl., Abt. 1. 89: 123.
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Isotype for Arundinella hildebrandtii Mez
Catalog Number: US 1612014
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. Hildebrandt
Locality: Madagascar centr., Madagascar, Africa
  • Isotype: Mez, C. C. 1921. Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 84.
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Isotype for Arundinella stipoides Hack.
Catalog Number: US 865382A
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. Hildebrandt
Year Collected: 1881
Locality: Madagascar centralis, Betsileo., Madagascar, Africa
  • Isotype: Hackel, E. 1884. Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Cl., Abt. 1. 89: 123.
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Type fragment for Arundinella hildebrandtii Mez
Catalog Number: US 865373A
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. Hildebrandt
Locality: Madagascar, Africa
  • Type fragment: Mez, C. C. 1921. Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 84.
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Ecology

Population Biology

Frequency

Common
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Loudetia simplex

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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