Eleusine africana Kenn.-O'Byrne

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Eleusine africana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Old hotel building site, nr Castleburn, Vumba.

Eleusine africana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Old hotel building site, nr Castleburn, Vumba.

Eleusine africana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Old hotel building site, nr Castleburn, Vumba.

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Synonyms: Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. subsp. africana (Kenn.-O'Byrne) Hilu & de Wet
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. subsp. africana (Kenn.-O'Byrne) S.M. Phillips
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust, tufted annual grass, up to 1 m tall. Inflorescence of 3-17 subdigitate racemes. Spikelets 4.5-8 mm long, elliptic, with acute glume.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: Growing in damp sandy soils near rivers, dams and roadsides. Also as a weed of disturbed and cultivated areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1490 - 1910 m
Flowering time:Mainly Aug - May
Worldwide distribution: Africa, mainly in eastern and southern uplands, and Arabia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 14 August 2007
Literature:

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 188.


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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: Eleusine africana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164410, retrieved 29 June 2016

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