Tragus berteronianus Schult.

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Tragus berteronianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Tragus berteronianus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Tragus berteronianus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam camp

Tragus berteronianus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam camp

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Common names: Carrot seed grass (English) Nama (Shona)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect or ascending annual grass, up to 45 cm. Leaves short, broad and wavy with spaced hairs along the margin. Inflorescence a long, dense spike. Spikelets covered in barbed hairs, which easily stick to clothing and fur.
Derivation of specific name: berteronianus: in honor of Carlo Luigi Guiseppe Bertero (1789-1831), Italian botanist, naval physician, pharmacist and traveller
Habitat: In disturbed areas, on roadsides and on bare or overgrazed soil.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1490 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Africa, Arabia, Afghanistan and China; also tropics and subtropics of New World
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 9 September 2006

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 514. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 97. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 147.

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 192.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tragus berteronianus
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West African Plants database: Tragus berteronianus

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: Tragus berteronianus., retrieved 28 May 2016

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