Species Schmidtia kalihariensis (Bushman grass)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Plantae
  • - phylum: Tracheophyta
  • -- class: Liliopsida
  • --- order: Poales
  • ---- family: Poaceae
  • ----- species: Schmidtia kalihariensis
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
Countries:
BW
Botswana
NA
Namibia
ZA
South Africa
Ecoregions:
AT1309
Kalahari xeric savanna
Links:
References:Van der Walt and le Riche 1999: 95
Date: 2005-02-27
Place: Corridor Pos 17, Omaheke, Namibia
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Source: http://media.eol.org/data_objects/29637169
Creator: Missouri BG!
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
Comments: Schmidtia kalihariensis Stent.
SpecimenId: 246719
SpecimenText: Goldblatt, Peter - 8739A
Caption: Goldblatt - 8739A - Namibia
Image kind: Herbarium Specimen
Full sized images can be obtained by going to the original source page.
Date: 2005-01-25
Place: Namibia, Omaheke, Pos 17
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain

Date: 2005-01-25
Place: Namibia, Omaheke, Pos 17
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Date: 2005-02-27
Place: Corridor Pos 17, Omaheke, Namibia
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Comments: correctly identified?
Date: 2005-02-27
Place: Corridor Pos 17, Omaheke, Namibia
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Comments: correctly identified?

Date: 2005-02-27
Place: Corridor Pos 17, Omaheke, Namibia
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Date: 2005-02-27
Place: Corridor Pos 17, Omaheke, Namibia
Creator: Christfried Naumann
Permission: Public Domain
Comments: correctly identified?

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