Aristida congesta Roem. & Schult.

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Aristida congesta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Rest Camp, Matobo National Park.

Aristida congesta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Rest Camp, Matobo National Park.

Aristida congesta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Rest Camp, Matobo National Park.

Aristida congesta

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

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Synonyms: subsp. congesta
Common names: Katsteekgras (Afrikaans) Tassel three-awn (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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Derivation of specific name: congesta: congested (refers to a tight inflorescence)
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 11 November 2013
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4. As Aristida congesta congesta and A. congesta barbicollis

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 127 - 128.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 94. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 38 - 39. as Aristida congesta subsp. congesta (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 131.


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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aristida congesta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104140, retrieved 20 May 2019

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