Andropogon eucomus Nees
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Andropogon eucomus subsp. huillensis

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Haka game reserve

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Synonyms: Andropogon huillensis Rendle
Andropogon laxatus Stapf
Common names: Large silver grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Reed-like perennial tufted grass, up to 2 m. Inflorescences subdigitate, somewhat plumose. The so-called pedicelled spikelets are reduced to a sterile glume. See subsp. eucomus for comparison.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet places along vleis and riverbanks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2250 m
Flowering time:Sep - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Zambia southwards to South Africa and Swaziland
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 3 September 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 338. as Andropogon laxatus

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4. As Andropogon laxatus

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 61 - 63. (Includes a picture).


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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: Andropogon eucomus subsp. huillensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108560, retrieved 20 November 2017

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