Aira caryophyllea L.

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Notes: Specimens of an Aira from Eastern Zimbabwe have been included for the time being under the name A. caryophyllea which is the one applied to the plants from Malawi.
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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. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 27. As Aira carophyllea

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 79 - 81. (Includes a picture).

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 186.

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Flora of Caprivi: Aira caryophyllea
Flora of Malawi: Aira caryophyllea

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aira caryophyllea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aira caryophyllea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aira caryophyllea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aira caryophyllea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aira caryophyllea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aira caryophyllea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Aira caryophyllea
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aira caryophyllea
JSTOR Plant Science: Aira caryophyllea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aira caryophyllea
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Aira caryophyllea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aira caryophyllea
Plants of the World Online: Aira caryophyllea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Aira caryophyllea
Tropicos: Aira caryophyllea
Wikipedia: Aira caryophyllea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aira caryophyllea., retrieved 15 July 2020

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