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).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 49.

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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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 22 November 2018

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