Avena sativa L.

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Status: Introduced
can be distinguished from the weedy A. fatua by not having the rhachilla disarticulating between the florets. Moreover the lemma is glabrous in A. sativa.
Derivation of specific name: sativa: cultivated, not wild
Habitat: Commonly found in arable land, waste places, gardens, along roads, and sometimes forest clearings
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Worldwide distribution: cultivated species
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 65.

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 100.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Avena sativa
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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: Species information: Avena sativa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103710, retrieved 22 May 2024

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