Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka
subsp. repens

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Melinis repens subsp. repens

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Melinis repens subsp. repens

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Melinis repens subsp. repens

Picture: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Melinis repens subsp. repens

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks compound, Tuli

Melinis repens subsp. repens

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks compound, Tuli

Melinis repens subsp. repens

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks compound, Tuli

Melinis repens subsp. repens

Picture: Petra Ballings
Along road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to National Parks compound, Tuli

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Status: Native
Description:
Tufted annual or short-lived perennial grass, up to 120 cm. Culms often rooting at the lower nodes. Inflorescence a panicle, broadly ovate in outline. Spikelets laterally compressed, densely hairy, deep red, fading to white.
Type location:
Ghana
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: repens: creeping
Habitat: In disturbed open places, often forming large stands.
Altitude range: Up to 2250 m
Flowering time:Sep - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Native in Africa and western Asia, but now throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lk
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Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 116 - 117.

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 106.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 96. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 150 - 151. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 141.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 149 - 150.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 190.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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Flora of Botswana: Melinis repens subsp. repens
Flora of Caprivi: Melinis repens subsp. repens
Flora of Malawi: Melinis repens subsp. repens
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Melinis repens subsp. repens

External websites:

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


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: Melinis repens subsp. repens.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107420, retrieved 6 December 2019

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