Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty

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Synonyms: Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash
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Notes: Recorded for division B in FZ. Status not clear; has been treated as both cultivated and native/naturalised for the time being.
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Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 35 - 36.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 71. As Vetiveria zizanoides

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 101.

Setshogo, M.P. (2000). Notes on the grass subtribe Sorghinae (Poaceae: Andropogoneae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 17(2) Pages 140 - 141. as Vetiveria zizanioides

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Flora of Zambia: Chrysopogon zizanioides
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Chrysopogon zizanioides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chrysopogon zizanioides
African Plant Database: Chrysopogon zizanioides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chrysopogon zizanioides
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Wikipedia: Chrysopogon zizanioides

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Chrysopogon zizanioides., retrieved 30 November 2023

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