Paspalum notatum Flüggé

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Paspalum notatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Paspalum notatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old cottages at Katiyo Tea Estate

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Common names: Bahia grass (English) Beira grass (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Mat-forming, creeping perennial, up to 50 cm. The inflorescences are usually paired, occasionally 3.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Introduced for grazing and erosion control. It is found as an occasional escape of disturbed places, often found in lawns and on road sides, mainly in and around urban areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native of South America.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Cnaphalocrocis trapezalis (Larval foodplant)
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African Plant Database: Paspalum notatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Paspalum notatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paspalum notatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Paspalum notatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Paspalum notatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Paspalum notatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Paspalum notatum
Ispot Southern Africa : Paspalum notatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Paspalum notatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Paspalum notatum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Paspalum notatum
Tropicos: Paspalum notatum
West African Plants database: Paspalum notatum

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: Paspalum notatum., retrieved 30 May 2016

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