Monocymbium ceresiiforme (Nees) Stapf

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Monocymbium ceresiiforme

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Synonyms: Andropogon ceresiiformis Nees
Common names: Oat grass (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Short, tufted grass, mostly less than 50 cm. Inflorescence of several racemes, each largely covered by an orange to purple-brown spathe.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In vleis and in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2180 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 8 July 2007

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 354. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 143 - 145. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 141.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 150.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 190.

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Flora of Botswana: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Flora of Caprivi: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Flora of Malawi: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Flora of Mozambique: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Flora of Zambia: Monocymbium ceresiiforme

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
African Plant Database: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Ispot Southern Africa: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
JSTOR Plant Science: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monocymbium ceresiiforme
The Plant List (version 1.1): Monocymbium ceresiiforme
Tropicos: Monocymbium ceresiiforme

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Monocymbium ceresiiforme., retrieved 20 August 2018

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