Schizachyrium brevifolium (Sw.) Nees ex Büse

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Synonyms: var. flaccidum (A. Rich.) Stapf
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Status: Native
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Notes: Annual
Derivation of specific name: brevifolium: with short leaves
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N,E,Lk,S
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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 361. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Page 82.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 57. Also as var. flaccidum

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 109.

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Flora of Malawi: Schizachyrium brevifolium
Flora of Mozambique: Schizachyrium brevifolium
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schizachyrium brevifolium
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schizachyrium brevifolium
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Schizachyrium brevifolium., retrieved 17 January 2021

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