Cynodon transvaalensis Burtt Davy

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Description: Rather similar to C. dactylon but with shorter culms (4–15 cm), filiform leaf laminas up to 1 mm wide, an inflorescence with only 1–3 racemes and glumes only 1/4–1/3 as long as the spikelet. A native of South Africa introduced as a lawn grass and sometimes escaping.
Derivation of specific name: transvaalensis: from the Transvaal, South Africa
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Worldwide distribution: Native in South Africa; introduced into Botswana, Zimbabwe
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 238.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 102.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 133.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cynodon transvaalensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cynodon transvaalensis., retrieved 21 February 2024

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