Harpachne schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Harpachne schimperi

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

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Caespitose perennial. Inflorescence 3-8 cm bearing crowded pendent spikelets, purplish in colour. Spikelets 10-14 mm, 6-13 flowered, cuneate.
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Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
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Worldwide distribution: NE and East Africa from Sudan southwards to Zimbabwe; also in Arabia
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
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Literature:

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 153 - 154. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Harpachne schimperi
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Harpachne schimperi
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Harpachne schimperi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Harpachne schimperi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Harpachne schimperi
Tropicos: Harpachne schimperi


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Harpachne schimperi.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105330, retrieved 22 April 2019

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