Digitaria velutina (Forssk.) P. Beauv.

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Digitaria velutina

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

Digitaria velutina

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

Digitaria velutina

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Tuli

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Synonyms: Digitaria zeyheri (Nees) Henrard
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: velutina: velvety
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

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) Page 171. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 454. (Includes a picture).

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 13. (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 135.

Other sources of information about Digitaria velutina:

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

External websites:

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

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 velutina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107790, retrieved 24 October 2020

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