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: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and throughout the tropics.
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).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

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
Flora of Caprivi: Oplismenus burmannii
Flora of Malawi: Oplismenus burmannii
Flora of Mozambique: Oplismenus burmannii
Flora of Zambia: Oplismenus burmannii

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African Plant Database: Oplismenus burmannii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Oplismenus burmannii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oplismenus burmannii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oplismenus burmannii
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 25 October 2016

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