Eragrostis acraea De Winter

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Eragrostis acraea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Eragrostis acraea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
A densely tufted grass. Culms stout, up to 2m. Inflorescence a long dense panicle; branches normally not whorled. Spikelets lanceolate-oblong, laterally compressed
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Habitat: In submontane grassland, often abundant as a pioneer in disturbed granite sands.
Altitude range: (metres) 1020 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 8 April 2008

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 130 - 131. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eragrostis acraea., retrieved 27 May 2016

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