Heteropogon contortus (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.

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Heteropogon contortus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam, nr main rd, Matobo National Park

Heteropogon contortus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam, nr main rd, Matobo National Park

Heteropogon contortus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam, nr main rd, Matobo National Park

Heteropogon contortus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along road to Tuli

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: contortus: contorted, twisted
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 11 November 2013

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 348. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 146 - 148. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 460. (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 190.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heteropogon contortus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Heteropogon contortus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Heteropogon contortus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Heteropogon contortus
Tropicos: Heteropogon contortus

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: Heteropogon contortus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109080, retrieved 23 August 2017

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