Eragrostis venustula Launert ex Cope

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Synonyms: Eragrostis vacillans sensu B.K. Simon
Common names:
Loosely caespitose annual
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: venustula: quite charming
Habitat: Apparently restricted to Kalahari Sand, in short grassland and forest shade
Altitude range: 900 - 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S,W
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 134 - 135. (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 104.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 182 - 183. (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Eragrostis venustula., retrieved 22 April 2024

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