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.
Notes:
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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Endemic status:
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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

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


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West African Plants database: Andropogon eucomus


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: Andropogon eucomus subsp. huillensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108560, retrieved 27 September 2016

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