Triticum aestivum L.

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(wheat) is grown fairly extensively in the SE. lowveld of Rhodesia. In Zambia it is cultivated on a small scale (1969 c. 250 acres) by a few commercial producers and Government sponsored enterprise. In the same year c. 1000 acres were grown as a winter crop under irrigation in Botswana. The cultivation of wheat in Mozambique goes back a long time and quite a number of varieties are well established
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Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 71.

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 111.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Triticum aestivum
African Plant Database: Triticum aestivum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Triticum aestivum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Triticum aestivum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Triticum aestivum
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iNaturalist: Triticum aestivum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Triticum aestivum
JSTOR Plant Science: Triticum aestivum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Triticum aestivum
Plants of the World Online: Triticum aestivum
Tropicos: Triticum aestivum
Wikipedia: Triticum aestivum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Triticum aestivum., retrieved 4 October 2023

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