Eragrostis chapelieri (Kunth) Nees

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Eragrostis chapelieri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Eragrostis chapelieri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Common names: Spiky love-grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial tufted grass, up to 1 m. Inflorescence a very dense panicle with linear, flattened spikelets, up to 25 cm.
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Habitat: In sandy and rocky places, usually near water.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 125 - 127. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 160 - 161. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 136.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eragrostis chapelieri., retrieved 27 March 2017

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