Aristida barbicollis Trin. & Rupr.

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Synonyms: Aristida barbicollis var. conglomerata Henrard
Aristida congesta Roem. & Schult. subsp. barbicollis (Trin. & Rupr.) De Winter
Aristida lommelii Mez
Chaetaria forskolii Nees
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Status: Native
Type location:
South Africa, Cape Province
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Habitat: In various types of woodland, on grassy hillsides, along roadsides and in disturbed areas, often on sandy soils but also on serpentine soils or shallow black soils on granite kopjies.
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Worldwide distribution: Cape Province, Congo, Kenya, Natal, south-western Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Transvaal, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 4. as Aristida congesta subsp. barbicollis (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 129 - 131. (Includes a picture).

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 99.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 27. As Aristida congesta barbicollis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aristida barbicollis
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aristida barbicollis., retrieved 1 March 2024

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