Microchloa caffra Nees

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Derivation of specific name: caffra: from Kaffraria, or South Africa
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 354. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 39.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 230 - 231.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 429. (Includes a picture).

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 27. (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 106.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 141.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

Other sources of information about Microchloa caffra:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Microchloa caffra
Flora of Caprivi: Microchloa caffra
Flora of Malawi: Microchloa caffra
Flora of Mozambique: Microchloa caffra
Flora of Zambia: Microchloa caffra

External websites:

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

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: Microchloa caffra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105840, retrieved 28 November 2020

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