Leersia hexandra Sw.

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Leersia hexandra

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Cleveland Dam, nr one end of dam wall

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Synonyms:
Common names: Rice grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Creeping perennial grass, growing from a strong branched rhizome. Leaves coarse, especially at the margins and along the midrib. Nodes covered in short white hairs. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets reedish-brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hexandra: with 6 stamens
Habitat: In a variety of moist habitats.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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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 353. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 496. (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 26 - 28. (Includes a picture).

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

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 190.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Leersia hexandra
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Leersia hexandra
Tropicos: Leersia hexandra
West African Plants database: Leersia hexandra


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Leersia hexandra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103480, retrieved 25 September 2016

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