Cenchrus polystachios (L.) Morrone
subsp. polystachios

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Synonyms: Pennisetum polystachion (L.) Schult. subsp. polystachion
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Status: Native
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 43. As Pennisetum polystachion

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 181.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 53. As Pennisetum polystachyon

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 108. As Pennisetum polystachion subsp. polystachion

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 151. as Pennisetum polystachion

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cenchrus polystachios subsp. polystachios
Flora of Malawi: Cenchrus polystachios subsp. polystachios
Flora of Mozambique: Cenchrus polystachios subsp. polystachios
Flora of Zambia: Cenchrus polystachios subsp. polystachios

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cenchrus polystachios
African Plant Database: Cenchrus polystachios
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cenchrus polystachios
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cenchrus polystachios
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cenchrus polystachios
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iNaturalist: Cenchrus polystachios
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cenchrus polystachios
JSTOR Plant Science: Cenchrus polystachios
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cenchrus polystachios
Plants of the World Online: Cenchrus polystachios
Tropicos: Cenchrus polystachios
Wikipedia: Cenchrus polystachios

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cenchrus polystachios subsp. polystachios.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107840, retrieved 19 May 2024

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