Microchloa caffra Nees

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Derivation of specific name: caffra: from Kaffraria, or South Africa
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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 354. (Includes a picture).

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 230 - 231.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 429. (Includes a picture).

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 27. (Includes a picture).

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

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

Other sources of information about Microchloa caffra:

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Flora of Botswana: Microchloa caffra
Flora of Caprivi: Microchloa caffra
Flora of Malawi: Microchloa caffra
Flora of Zambia: Microchloa caffra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Microchloa caffra

External websites:

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

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: Microchloa caffra.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105840, retrieved 26 June 2019

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