Panicum repens L.

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Common names: Couch panicum (English) Torpedo grass (English)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: repens: creeping
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Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 28 - 29.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 52.

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 107.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 162 - 163. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 142.

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 191.

Other sources of information about Panicum repens:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Panicum repens
Flora of Caprivi: Panicum repens
Flora of Malawi: Panicum repens
Flora of Zambia: Panicum repens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Panicum repens

External websites:

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

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: Panicum repens., retrieved 23 January 2021

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