Sporobolus polycladus Hack.
Triachyrum longifolium Hochst. ex Steud.
Sporobolus panicoides is a slender, annual grass, sometimes clump-forming, with erect culms up to 1 metre tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of food.
Tropical Africa - Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe; Yemen.
Locally common in sunny or lightly shaded locations, in woodland on sandy soils, in granite sandveld and on rocky hillsides, often at roadsides or in other disturbed localities; at elevations up to 2,100 metres[
Seed - cooked[
]. Eaten as a famine food when better foods are not available[
Seed - sow in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.
Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
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