Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter

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Synonyms: Eragrostis abyssinica (Jacq.) Link
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Status: Native
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Insects associated with this species: Mentaxya ignicollis (Larval foodplant)
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 106 - 107.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 67. As Eragrostis abyssinica

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 104.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 122 - 123. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 137.

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Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis tef
Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis tef
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis tef
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis tef
African Plant Database: Eragrostis tef
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis tef
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis tef
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis tef
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis tef
Tropicos: Eragrostis tef
Wikipedia: Eragrostis tef

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: Eragrostis tef., retrieved 27 October 2020

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