Chrysopogon nigritanus (Benth.) Veldk.

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Chrysopogon nigritanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambian side - 1st embarcation point, Katombora, Zambezi

Chrysopogon nigritanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambian side - 1st embarcation point, Katombora, Zambezi

Chrysopogon nigritanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambian side - 1st embarcation point, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Andropogon squarrosus L.f. var. nigritanus (Benth.) Hack.
Vetiveria nigritana (Benth.) Stapf
Common names: Adrenaline grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tall tufted perennial grass, 150-300 cm. Inflorescence a large panicle, up to 40 cm, with 8-10 whorls of up to 15 slender branches with sessile linear-lanceolate spikelets.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On river banks, occasionally on roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 4 October 2006
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 492. (Includes a picture).

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 193. as Vetiveria nigritana


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JSTOR Plant Science: Chrysopogon nigritanus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chrysopogon nigritanus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Chrysopogon nigritanus
Tropicos: Chrysopogon nigritanus
West African Plants database: Chrysopogon nigritanus


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: Chrysopogon nigritanus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108320, retrieved 30 June 2016

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