Bothriochloa insculpta (A. Rich.) A. Camus

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Bothriochloa insculpta

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Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Dichanthium insculptum (A. Rich.) Clayton
Common names: Pinhole grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial tufted grass, often with stolons. It is strongly aromatic when crushed. The culms have a conspicuous ring of white hairs at the nodes. The inflorescence is subdigitate, purple.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Commonly growing in overgrazed and disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1520 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jun
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 4 October 2006

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 132.

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 187.


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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: Bothriochloa insculpta., retrieved 25 May 2016

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