Digitaria nitens Rendle

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Derivation of specific name: nitens: glossy, shining
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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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 342.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 150 - 152. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 36.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 146.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

Other sources of information about Digitaria nitens:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Digitaria nitens
Flora of Mozambique: Digitaria nitens
Flora of Zambia: Digitaria nitens

External websites:

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

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: Digitaria nitens.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107680, retrieved 27 October 2020

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