Paspalum notatum Flüggé

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Paspalum notatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Paspalum notatum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Old cottages at Katiyo Tea Estate

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Common names:
Status: Introduced
Mat-forming, creeping perennial, up to 50 cm. The inflorescences are usually paired, occasionally 3.
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Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native of South America.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Insects associated with this species: Cnaphalocrocis trapezalis (Larval foodplant)
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 89.

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Flora of Malawi: Paspalum notatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Paspalum notatum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Paspalum notatum
African Plant Database: Paspalum notatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Paspalum notatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Paspalum notatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paspalum notatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Paspalum notatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Paspalum notatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Paspalum notatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Paspalum notatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Paspalum notatum
Ispot Southern Africa: Paspalum notatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Paspalum notatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Paspalum notatum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Paspalum notatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Paspalum notatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Paspalum notatum
Tropicos: Paspalum notatum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Paspalum notatum., retrieved 24 February 2018

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