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
Description:
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.
Notes:
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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Endemic status:
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Literature:

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.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104950, retrieved 25 May 2016

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