Digitaria eriantha Steud.

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Synonyms: Digitaria livida Henrard
Digitaria nemoralis Henrard
Common names: Common finger grass (English) Smutsvingergras (Afrikaans) Wolvingergras (Afrikaans)
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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 13.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 172 - 173. (Includes a picture).

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 12. (Includes a picture).

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 102.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 134.

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 188.

Other sources of information about Digitaria eriantha:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Digitaria eriantha
Flora of Caprivi: Digitaria eriantha
Flora of Mozambique: Digitaria eriantha
Flora of Zambia: Digitaria eriantha

External websites:

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

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: Digitaria eriantha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107590, retrieved 11 December 2019

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