Sporobolus spicatus (Vahl) Kunth

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Common names: Spiky dropseed (English) Stekerige fynsaadgras (Afrikaans)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: spicatus: arranged in a spike.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 181 - 183. (Includes a picture).

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 110.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 198 - 199. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 146.

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 192.

Other sources of information about Sporobolus spicatus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Sporobolus spicatus
Flora of Caprivi: Sporobolus spicatus
Flora of Malawi: Sporobolus spicatus
Flora of Zambia: Sporobolus spicatus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sporobolus spicatus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105590, retrieved 7 March 2021

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