Chloris gayana Kunth

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Synonyms: Chloris abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Common names: Rhodes grass (English) Rhodesgras (Afrikaans)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: gayana: after Claude Gay, 1800-1873, French natural historian.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 213.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 33.

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 101.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 132.

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 27.

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 187.

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Flora of Botswana: Chloris gayana
Flora of Caprivi: Chloris gayana
Flora of Malawi: Chloris gayana
Flora of Mozambique: Chloris gayana
Flora of Zambia: Chloris gayana

External websites:

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

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: Chloris gayana., retrieved 21 October 2020

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