Echinochloa ugandensis Snowden & C.E. Hubb.

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Echinochloa ugandensis

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Echinochloa ugandensis

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Common names:
Status: Native
Annual. Culms 25–100 cm. high; ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence 5–20 cm. long, linear; racemes up to 4 cm. long, like E. colona. Spikelets 2.5–3.5 mm. long, elliptic, pubescent. Inferior floret ? or barren, its lemma acute or with an awn point up to 3 mm. long. Superior lemma 2–2.5 mm. long.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In or near shallow pools and other wet places
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: from Kenya to S. Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 55 - 56.

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.

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Flora of Botswana: Echinochloa ugandensis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Echinochloa ugandensis
Flora of Mozambique: Echinochloa ugandensis
Flora of Zambia: Echinochloa ugandensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Echinochloa ugandensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Echinochloa ugandensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Echinochloa ugandensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Echinochloa ugandensis
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iNaturalist: Echinochloa ugandensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Echinochloa ugandensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Echinochloa ugandensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Echinochloa ugandensis
Plants of the World Online: Echinochloa ugandensis
Tropicos: Echinochloa ugandensis
Wikipedia: Echinochloa ugandensis

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 ugandensis., retrieved 15 April 2024

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