Cenchrus unisetus (Nees) Morrone

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Synonyms: Beckeropsis uniseta (Nees) K. Schum.
Pennisetum unisetum (Nees) Benth.
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Status: Native
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,Lk
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 358.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 337. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 43.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 182.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 30. As Beckeropsis uniseta

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 108. As Pennisetum unisetum

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cenchrus unisetus
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Wikipedia: Cenchrus unisetus

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cenchrus unisetus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107900, retrieved 19 July 2024

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