|Characteristics:||Kalahari's most prominent annual grass, up to 1 m tall, produces an acidic secretion with strong smell, hardy grass with the tendency to become almost biennal in years of good rainfall, culms grow erect from a bent base, culms, dull striped sheaths and leaf blades densely haired, glands at the tips of the hairs that secrete a sticky organic acid (in maturity) that has devastating effects on humans and animals|
|References:||Van der Walt and le Riche 1999: 95|
Schmidtia kalihariensis Stent.
SpecimenText: Goldblatt, Peter - 8739A
Caption: Goldblatt - 8739A - Namibia
Image kind: Herbarium Specimen
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|Place:||Corridor Pos 17, Omaheke, Namibia|