Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Andropogon hirtus L.
Common names: Common thatching grass (English) Sesigo (Setswana)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: hirta: hairy
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Worldwide distribution:
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Insects associated with this species: Aeropetes tulbaghia (Larval foodplant)
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Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 107 - 109. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 95. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 138 - 139. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 139.

Other sources of information about Hyparrhenia hirta:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: Hyparrhenia hirta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hyparrhenia hirta

External websites:

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

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: Hyparrhenia hirta.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108910, retrieved 20 July 2018

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