Paspalum scrobiculatum L.

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Paspalum scrobiculatum

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Haka Game Park, Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms: Paspalum commersonii Lam.
Paspalum orbiculare G. Forst.
Paspalum polystachyum R. Br.
Common names: Veld paspalum (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial tufted grass, up to 1.5 m, but usually much smaller. Leaves light green, often tinged with purple. Inflorescence mostly digitate with 2 or 3 racemes, but occasionally more. Spikelets almost round, glabrous, in 2 overlapping rows along the thickened rhachis
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: scrobiculatum: minutely pitted
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 358. (Includes a picture).

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 89 - 90.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 441. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 53. As Paspalum commersonii and as P. polystachyum

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

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Flora of Botswana: Paspalum scrobiculatum
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Paspalum scrobiculatum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Paspalum scrobiculatum
African Plant Database: Paspalum scrobiculatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Paspalum scrobiculatum
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paspalum scrobiculatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Paspalum scrobiculatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Paspalum scrobiculatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Paspalum scrobiculatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Paspalum scrobiculatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Paspalum scrobiculatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Paspalum scrobiculatum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Paspalum scrobiculatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Paspalum scrobiculatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Paspalum scrobiculatum
Tropicos: Paspalum scrobiculatum


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: Paspalum scrobiculatum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107130, retrieved 22 April 2019

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