Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth.

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Synonyms: Diplachne fusca (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.
Festuca fusca L.
Common names: Mothatha (Setswana) Swamp grass (English)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: fusca: greyish-brown or dark greyish-brown, fuscous
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Botswana distribution: N,SW,SE
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14. As Diplachne fusca

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 25.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 438. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 36. As Diplachne fusca

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 106.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 86 - 87. as Diplachne fusca (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 140.

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Flora of Caprivi: Leptochloa fusca
Flora of Malawi: Leptochloa fusca
Flora of Mozambique: Leptochloa fusca
Flora of Zambia: Leptochloa fusca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Leptochloa fusca

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leptochloa fusca
African Plant Database: Leptochloa fusca
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leptochloa fusca
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Leptochloa fusca
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Leptochloa fusca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Leptochloa fusca
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Leptochloa fusca
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Leptochloa fusca
iNaturalist: Leptochloa fusca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leptochloa fusca
JSTOR Plant Science: Leptochloa fusca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leptochloa fusca
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Leptochloa fusca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leptochloa fusca
Plants of the World Online: Leptochloa fusca
The Plant List (version 1.1): Leptochloa fusca
Tropicos: Leptochloa fusca
Wikipedia: Leptochloa fusca

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Leptochloa fusca.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104500, retrieved 6 December 2019

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