Enteropogon macrostachyus (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Munro ex Benth.

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Enteropogon macrostachyus

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

Enteropogon macrostachyus

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

Enteropogon macrostachyus

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

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mopane grass (English) Naaldgras (Afrikaans) Needlegrass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrostachyus: large-spiked
Habitat: In mopane, miombo and other deciduous woodland, in shade and often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1480 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical and southern Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 216 - 218.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 428. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 38.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 100 - 101. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 136.


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Flora of Botswana: Enteropogon macrostachyus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Enteropogon macrostachyus
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JSTOR Plant Science: Enteropogon macrostachyus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Enteropogon macrostachyus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Enteropogon macrostachyus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Enteropogon macrostachyus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Enteropogon macrostachyus
Tropicos: Enteropogon macrostachyus


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: Enteropogon macrostachyus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105760, retrieved 19 January 2019

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