Bromus catharticus Vahl

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Bromus catharticus

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Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Bromus catharticus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Bromus catharticus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By offices John Meikle Forestry Research Station, Stapleford.

Bromus catharticus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By offices John Meikle Forestry Research Station, Stapleford.

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Synonyms: Bromus unioloides Kunth
Bromus willdenowii Kunth
Ceratochloa carinata (Vahl) Herter
Common names: Rescue grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
A variable annual or short-lived perennial.
Notes: Not recorded in Flora Zambesiaca volume 10 part 1 for Mozambique but present in Da Silva et Al., 2004: 160.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A weed of disturbed places, lawns and gardens, usually in moist places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mostly Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Originating from South America, but now naturalised in many parts of the world.
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 21 June 2019
Literature:

Bromilow, C. (2010). Problem Plants and Alien Weeds of South Africa Briza Publications, South Africa Page 70. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. (2002). A checklist of Zimbabwean grasses Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 16. Pretoria. Page 4.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 160.

Fish, L., Mashau, A.C., Moeaha, M.J. & Nembudani, M.T. (2015). Identification Guide to Southern African Grasses Strelitzia 36 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 142.

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 59 - 61. As Bromus unioloides (Includes a picture).

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 101.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bromus catharticus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bromus catharticus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bromus catharticus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Bromus catharticus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103840, retrieved 18 September 2019

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