Melinis ambigua Hack.
subsp. ambigua

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Derivation of specific name: ambigua: doubtful, of uncertain relationship
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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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 353. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 38.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 121 - 122. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 48. As Melinis ambigua and as M. eylesii

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 106.

Other sources of information about Melinis ambigua subsp. ambigua:

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Flora of Malawi: Melinis ambigua subsp. ambigua
Flora of Mozambique: Melinis ambigua subsp. ambigua
Flora of Zambia: Melinis ambigua subsp. ambigua

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Melinis ambigua
African Plant Database: Melinis ambigua
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Melinis ambigua
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Melinis ambigua
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Melinis ambigua
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Melinis ambigua
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Melinis ambigua
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Melinis ambigua
iNaturalist: Melinis ambigua
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melinis ambigua
JSTOR Plant Science: Melinis ambigua
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melinis ambigua
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Melinis ambigua
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Melinis ambigua
Plants of the World Online: Melinis ambigua
Tropicos: Melinis ambigua
Wikipedia: Melinis ambigua

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Melinis ambigua subsp. ambigua., retrieved 28 October 2020

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