Axonopus affinis Chase

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Status: Introduced
Like A. compressus except: nodes glabrous; leaf laminae narrower, 1.5–7 mm. wide; spikelets 1.6–2.1 mm. long; superior lemma almost filling spikelet, the apex at most obscurely hairy.
Notes: Introduced as a lawn grass, preferring a cooler climate to A. compressus.
Derivation of specific name: affinis: related to or allied to
Habitat: preferring a slightly cooler climate than A. compressus. Damp shady places
Altitude range: (metres) 2000 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Subtropical America; introduced as a lawn grass
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 94.

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 100.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Axonopus affinis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Axonopus affinis
African Plant Database: Axonopus affinis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Axonopus affinis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Axonopus affinis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Axonopus affinis
JSTOR Plant Science: Axonopus affinis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Axonopus affinis
Plants of the World Online: Axonopus affinis
Tropicos: Axonopus affinis
Wikipedia: Axonopus affinis

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: Axonopus affinis., retrieved 19 April 2024

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