Andropogon eucomus Nees
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Andropogon eucomus subsp. huillensis

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Haka game reserve

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Synonyms: Andropogon huillensis Rendle
Andropogon laxatus Stapf
Common names: Large silver grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Reed-like perennial tufted grass, up to 2 m. Inflorescences subdigitate, somewhat plumose. The so-called pedicelled spikelets are reduced to a sterile glume. See subsp. eucomus for comparison.
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Flowering time:Sep - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Zambia southwards to South Africa and Swaziland
Botswana distribution: N
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 338. as Andropogon laxatus

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4. As Andropogon laxatus

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 61 - 63. (Includes a picture).

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 99.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Andropogon eucomus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Andropogon eucomus subsp. huillensis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108560, retrieved 21 February 2020

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