Andropogon eucomus Nees
subsp. eucomus

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Andropogon eucomus subsp. eucomus

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Haka game reserve

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Synonyms:
Common names: Kapokgras (Afrikaans) Kleinwitbaardgras (Afrikaans) Schopf Bartgras (German) Snowflake grass (English)
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Description:
Perennial tufted grass, up to 90 cm. It may be confused with subsp. huillensis but it is much smaller and the pedicelled spikelets are either totally surpressed or vestigial. The inflorescences appear more plumose.
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Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: DRC and East Africa south to Angola and South Africa; also Madagascar
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 338. as Andropogon eucomus

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4. As Andropogon eucomus

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 61 - 62.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 457. as Andropogon eucomus (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 30 - 31. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 186.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Andropogon eucomus subsp. eucomus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108530, retrieved 19 July 2018

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