Digitaria scalarum (Schweinf.) Chiov.

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Synonyms: Digitaria abyssinica auct.
Digitaria vestita Fig. & DeNot. var. scalarum (Schweinf.) Henrard
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Status: Native
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Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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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 159 - 161. (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.

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

Other sources of information about Digitaria scalarum:

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Flora of Botswana: Digitaria scalarum
Flora of Malawi: Digitaria scalarum
Flora of Mozambique: Digitaria scalarum
Flora of Zambia: Digitaria scalarum

External websites:

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

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 scalarum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107750, retrieved 20 October 2020

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