Harpachne schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Harpachne schimperi

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

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Common names:
Caespitose perennial. Inflorescence 3-8 cm bearing crowded pendent spikelets, purplish in colour. Spikelets 10-14 mm, 6-13 flowered, cuneate.
Type location:
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
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 153 - 154. (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 105.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Harpachne schimperi.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105330, retrieved 23 February 2020

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