Leptochloa gigantea (Launert) Cope

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
Zambia, Mbala
Derivation of specific name: gigantea: huge, gigantic
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 26 - 27. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 140.

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Flora of Botswana: Leptochloa gigantea

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Leptochloa gigantea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=188510, retrieved 27 May 2022

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