Andropogon chinensis (Nees) Merr.

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Synonyms: Andropogon ascinodis C.B. Clarke
Andropogon lindiensis Pilg.
Andropogon patris Robyns
Andropogon pseudoschinzii Stapf
Andropogon schinzii Hack.
Andropogon sylvaticus C.E. Hubb.
Homoeatherum chinense Nees
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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: chinensis: of China
Habitat: Growing in woodland and scrub and in dambos, usually in loamy or sandy soils
Altitude range: 150 - 1550 m
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Worldwide distribution: Arabian Peninsula, widespread in tropical and southern Africa, from India to China
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Lk
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 70 - 71. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 28. As Andropogon schinzii, A. pseudo-schinzii and A. sylvaticus

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 99.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 129.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Andropogon chinensis., retrieved 24 April 2024

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