Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka
subsp. grandiflora (Hochst.) Zizka

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Synonyms: Rhynchelytrum brevipilum (Hack.) Chiov.
Rhynchelytrum grandiflorum Hochst.
Rhynchelytrum villosum (Parl.) Chiov.
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Derivation of specific name: repens: creeping; grandiflora: large flowered
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 116 - 118.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 478. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 140.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 190.

Other sources of information about Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora:

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Flora of Botswana: Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Flora of Caprivi: Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Flora of Mozambique: Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Flora of Zambia: Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Melinis repens
African Plant Database: Melinis repens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Melinis repens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Melinis repens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Melinis repens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Melinis repens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Melinis repens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Melinis repens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Melinis repens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melinis repens
Ispot Southern Africa: Melinis repens
JSTOR Plant Science: Melinis repens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melinis repens
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Melinis repens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Melinis repens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Melinis repens
Tropicos: Melinis repens

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: Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora., retrieved 17 March 2018

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