Eragrostis volkensii Pilg.

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Derivation of specific name: volkensii: after G. Volkens who collected on Mt Kilimanjaro 1892, 1893 and 1894
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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 346.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 115. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 41.

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 104.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 147.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

Other sources of information about Eragrostis volkensii:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis volkensii
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis volkensii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis volkensii

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Eragrostis volkensii., retrieved 5 December 2020

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