Eustachys paspaloides (Vahl) Lanza & Mattei

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Synonyms: Chloris petraea Thunb.
Cynosurus paspaloides Vahl
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Status: Native
Robust long-lived perennial grass. Leaves blue-green, hairless with strongly flattened leaf bases. Inflorescence digitate; spikelets in two rows, alternating along one side of a robust axis. (Description by K.M. Dunham & E.F. Robertson).
Notes: Favoured by grazing animals, but even when Eustachys is chewed almost to the ground the flattened leaf bases are distinctive. (K.M. Dunham & E.F. Robertson, pers. comm. 2019).
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 214 - 215. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 41.

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 105.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 138.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eustachys paspaloides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eustachys paspaloides
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eustachys paspaloides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eustachys paspaloides
Plants of the World Online: Eustachys paspaloides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eustachys paspaloides
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Wikipedia: Eustachys paspaloides

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: Eustachys paspaloides., retrieved 18 August 2019

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