Paspalum urvillei Steud.

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Paspalum urvillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Paspalum urvillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Paspalum urvillei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Vasey grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Introduced
Description:
Tall, erect, densely tufted perennial grass. The inflorescence bears up to 20 racemes of spikelets. Spikelets light green, covered in whitish fluffy hairs.
Notes: The altitude of 1200 m mentioned in FZ 10(3): 89 is far too limited for this species.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Preferring wet, or seasonally wet, habitats, stream sides and ditches.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1910 m
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native of South America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 March 2007
Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 88 - 89.


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African Plant Database: Paspalum urvillei
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Paspalum urvillei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paspalum urvillei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Paspalum urvillei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Paspalum urvillei
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Paspalum urvillei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Paspalum urvillei
Ispot Southern Africa : Paspalum urvillei
JSTOR Plant Science: Paspalum urvillei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Paspalum urvillei
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Paspalum urvillei
Tropicos: Paspalum urvillei
West African Plants database: Paspalum urvillei


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 urvillei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107140, retrieved 29 August 2016

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