Eulalia aurea (Bory) Kunth

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Eulalia aurea

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Borrowdale Common

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Synonyms: Eulalia geniculata Stapf
Common names:
Perennial grass, up to 1.5m tall, sometimes tufted but also mat-forming. Inflorescences and spikelets with rusty-brown or golden hairs.
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Worldwide distribution: From East Africa southwards to South Africa; also Réunion and Australia
Botswana distribution: N
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Page 13.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 456. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 138.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 189.

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Flora of Caprivi: Eulalia aurea
Flora of Malawi: Eulalia aurea
Flora of Mozambique: Eulalia aurea
Flora of Zambia: Eulalia aurea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eulalia aurea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eulalia aurea
African Plant Database: Eulalia aurea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eulalia aurea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eulalia aurea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eulalia aurea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eulalia aurea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eulalia aurea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eulalia aurea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eulalia aurea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eulalia aurea
Ispot Southern Africa: Eulalia aurea
JSTOR Plant Science: Eulalia aurea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulalia aurea
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eulalia aurea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eulalia aurea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eulalia aurea
Tropicos: Eulalia aurea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Eulalia aurea., retrieved 17 July 2018

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