Paspalum notatum Flüggé

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Paspalum notatum

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Borrowdale Common, Harare

Paspalum notatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Old cottages at Katiyo Tea Estate

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Common names: Bahia grass (English) Beira grass (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Mat-forming, creeping perennial, up to 50 cm. The inflorescences are usually paired, occasionally 3.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Introduced for grazing and erosion control. It is found as an occasional escape of disturbed places, often found in lawns and on road sides, mainly in and around urban areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native of South America.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Cnaphalocrocis trapezalis (Larval foodplant)
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 89.


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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Paspalum notatum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Paspalum notatum., retrieved 23 February 2018

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