Eragrostis inamoena K. Schum.

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Eragrostis inamoena

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Cleveland Dam, nr edge of dam

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Synonyms: Eragrostis atrovirens sensu Sturgeon
Eragrostis friesii sensu B.K. Simon
Eragrostis gangetica sensu Stent & J.M. Rattray
Common names: Tite grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial tufted grass, growing from rhizomes. The inflorescence is typically an open panicle of purple spikelets (green when young) with sharply pointed tips. The spikelets are often curved.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet places, such as vlei margins and road side seepage areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1570 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 113.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 494. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 138 - 139. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 137.

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 189.


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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 inamoena., retrieved 22 October 2016

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