Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Andropogon hirtus L.
Common names: Common thatching grass (English) Dektamboekiegras (Afrikaans)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: hirta: hairy
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Insects associated with this species: Aeropetes tulbaghia (Larval foodplant)
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Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 107 - 109. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 68.

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 105.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 95. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 138 - 139. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 139.

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

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: Hyparrhenia hirta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108910, retrieved 24 November 2020

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