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Heteropogon contortus

Heteropogon contortus (L.Fish).
Common names: tanglehead, spear grass (Eng.); pylgras, assegaaigras (Afr.); isitupe (IsiZulu); makurwane (Setswana); selokana, seloka (Sesotho)
Family: Poaceae

... Caroline Mashau Pretoria National Herbarium May 2016 Heteropogon contortus is a rhizomatous perennial, growing ... flowers, and it flowers in summer, from October to June. Heteropogon contortus prefers tropical and warm temperate ... to grass fires. Like most grass species, the seeds of Heteropogon concortus are dispersed by wind. Animals and ...

15 / 05 / 2017 | Cynthia Mikateko Baloyi | National Herbarium Pretoria
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