Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv.

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Common names: Carpet grass (English)
Status: Introduced
Notes: Introduced as a lawn grass in damp shady places.
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Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America; widely introduced in other tropical countries
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 91 - 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 compressus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Axonopus compressus
African Plant Database: Axonopus compressus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Axonopus compressus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Axonopus compressus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Axonopus compressus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Axonopus compressus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Axonopus compressus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Axonopus compressus
JSTOR Plant Science: Axonopus compressus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Axonopus compressus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Axonopus compressus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Axonopus compressus
Plants of the World Online: Axonopus compressus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Axonopus compressus
Tropicos: Axonopus compressus
Wikipedia: Axonopus compressus

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: Axonopus compressus., retrieved 23 September 2019

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