Oplismenus burmannii (Retz.) P. Beauv.

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Oplismenus burmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Oplismenus burmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Oplismenus burmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Prostrate or trailing annual. Culms up to 60 cm with leaves lanceolate to narrowly ovate. Inflorescences up to 2.5 cm. Spikelets with long bristly awns.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In shade in woodland and disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 6.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 439. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 141.

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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Flora of Botswana: Oplismenus burmannii
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African Plant Database: Oplismenus burmannii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oplismenus burmannii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oplismenus burmannii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oplismenus burmannii
Ispot Southern Africa : Oplismenus burmannii
JSTOR Plant Science: Oplismenus burmannii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oplismenus burmannii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Oplismenus burmannii
Tropicos: Oplismenus burmannii
West African Plants database: Oplismenus burmannii

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: Oplismenus burmannii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106060, retrieved 29 August 2016

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