Schizachyrium jeffreysii (Hack.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Andropogon arthropogon Pilg.
Andropogon jeffreysii Hack.
Schizachyrium ursulum Stapf
Common names:
Status: Native
Loosely caespitose, wiry, rhizomatoze perennial; spikelets white-hairy
Type location:
Zimbabwe, Bulawayo
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open woodland, shrubland and grassland, rocky outcrops and dambos
Altitude range: 10 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,Lk,S,W
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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) Pages 86 - 87.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 462. (Includes a picture).

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

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.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 174 - 175. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 144.

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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: Schizachyrium jeffreysii., retrieved 19 July 2024

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