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Echinochloa colona

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

Echinochloa colona

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

Echinochloa colona

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

Echinochloa colona

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

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Synonyms: Panicum colonum L.
Common names: Jungle rice (English) Watergras (Afrikaans)
Status: Native
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 16 November 2013

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 53 - 55. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 435. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 36.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 88 - 89. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 135.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium 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 188.

Other sources of information about Echinochloa colona:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Echinochloa colona
Flora of Caprivi: Echinochloa colona
Flora of Malawi: Echinochloa colona
Flora of Mozambique: Echinochloa colona
Flora of Zambia: Echinochloa colona

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Echinochloa colona
African Plant Database: Echinochloa colona
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Echinochloa colona
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Echinochloa colona
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Echinochloa colona
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Echinochloa colona
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Echinochloa colona
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Echinochloa colona
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Echinochloa colona
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Echinochloa colona
Ispot Southern Africa: Echinochloa colona
JSTOR Plant Science: Echinochloa colona
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Echinochloa colona
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Echinochloa colona
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Echinochloa colona
The Plant List (version 1.1): Echinochloa colona
Tropicos: Echinochloa colona

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: Echinochloa colona., retrieved 24 July 2019

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