Bromus catharticus Vahl

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Bromus catharticus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Bromus catharticus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

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Synonyms: Bromus unioloides Kunth
Bromus willdenowii Kunth
Ceratochloa carinata (Vahl) Herter
Common names: Rescue grass (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Introduced
A variable annual or short-lived perennial.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A weed of disturbed places, lawns and gardens, usually in moist places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mostly Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Originating from South America, but now naturalised in many parts of the world.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 59 - 61. As Bromus unioloides (Includes a picture).

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bromus catharticus., retrieved 24 March 2018

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