Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin.

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Synonyms: Phragmites communis Trin.
Trichoon phragmites (L.) Rendle
Common names: Common reed (English) Gewone riet (Afrikaans)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: australis: southern
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 464. (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 91 - 92.

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 108.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 166 - 167. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 142.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 28.

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 191.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

Other sources of information about Phragmites australis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Phragmites australis
Flora of Caprivi: Phragmites australis
Flora of Mozambique: Phragmites australis
Flora of Zambia: Phragmites australis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phragmites australis
African Plant Database: Phragmites australis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phragmites australis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Phragmites australis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Phragmites australis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Phragmites australis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Phragmites australis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Phragmites australis
iNaturalist: Phragmites australis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phragmites australis
JSTOR Plant Science: Phragmites australis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Phragmites australis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Phragmites australis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phragmites australis
Plants of the World Online: Phragmites australis
Tropicos: Phragmites australis
Wikipedia: Phragmites australis

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: Phragmites australis., retrieved 30 November 2020

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