Sporobolus nitens Stent

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Derivation of specific name: nitens: glossy, shining
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 173 - 174.

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 110.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 145.

Other sources of information about Sporobolus nitens:

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Flora of Botswana: Sporobolus nitens
Flora of Zambia: Sporobolus nitens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sporobolus nitens

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Sporobolus nitens.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105540, retrieved 5 March 2021

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