Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees) Stapf

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Synonyms: Andropogon rufus (Nees) Kunth
Common names: Geelaartamboekiegras (Afrikaans) Giant thatching grass (English) Yellow-spike thatching grass (English)
Status: Native
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,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 350.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21. As Hyparrhenia rufa rufa

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 102 - 104. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 45.

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.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

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

Other sources of information about Hyparrhenia rufa:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hyparrhenia rufa
Flora of Caprivi: Hyparrhenia rufa
Flora of Malawi: Hyparrhenia rufa
Flora of Mozambique: Hyparrhenia rufa
Flora of Zambia: Hyparrhenia rufa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hyparrhenia rufa
African Plant Database: Hyparrhenia rufa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hyparrhenia rufa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hyparrhenia rufa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hyparrhenia rufa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hyparrhenia rufa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hyparrhenia rufa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hyparrhenia rufa
iNaturalist: Hyparrhenia rufa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hyparrhenia rufa
JSTOR Plant Science: Hyparrhenia rufa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hyparrhenia rufa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Hyparrhenia rufa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hyparrhenia rufa
Plants of the World Online: Hyparrhenia rufa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hyparrhenia rufa
Tropicos: Hyparrhenia rufa
Wikipedia: Hyparrhenia rufa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hyparrhenia rufa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108990, retrieved 14 December 2019

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