Eulalia aurea (Bory) Kunth

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Eulalia aurea

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Borrowdale Common

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Synonyms: Eulalia geniculata Stapf
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Perennial grass, up to 1.5m tall, sometimes tufted but also mat-forming. Inflorescences and spikelets with rusty-brown or golden hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A species of seasonal swamps and vleis.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From East Africa southwards to South Africa; also RĂ©union and Australia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Page 13.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 456. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 138.

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 189.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eulalia aurea
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eulalia aurea., retrieved 28 March 2017

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