Echinochloa jubata Stapf

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Status: Native
Annual. Culms 50–200 cm. high, soft, rambling or ascending; ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence 8–20 cm. long, linear to lanceolate, typically dense with the racemes overlapping to form an oblong head, but sometimes interrupted; racemes 2–4 cm. long, simple, the spikelets closely packed. Spikelets 3–3.5(4) mm. long, narrowly elliptic. Inferior glume length of 1/4–;3/4 length of spikelet; superior glume distinctly awned (1–6 mm.). Inferior lemma tapering to a slender awn 3–25 mm. long. Superior lemma 2.5–3 mm. long.
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Habitat: Lake and river margins
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: from DRC to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,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 342. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 57 - 58.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 436. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 37.

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 103.

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

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 jubata:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Echinochloa jubata
African Plant Database: Echinochloa jubata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Echinochloa jubata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Echinochloa jubata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Echinochloa jubata
Plants of the World Online: Echinochloa jubata
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Wikipedia: Echinochloa jubata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Echinochloa jubata., retrieved 20 April 2024

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