Eragrostis patentipilosa Hack.

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Eragrostis patentipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Eragrostis patentipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Synonyms: Eragrostis lamprospicula De Winter
Eragrostis pseudosclerantha Chiov.
Common names: Footpath love-grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Short-lived perennial grass, sometimes with stolons, up to 50 cm. It forms semi-prostrate sprawling tufts with dark knee-bent nodes. Leaves short, sharp-tipped. Inflorescence a panicle, ± as wide as long; the spikelet pedicels with a sticky gland in the middle.
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Habitat: Occurring commonly as a pioneer in disturbed places but also in Miombo woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 23 March 2006

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 141 - 142. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 198 - 199. (Includes a picture).

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


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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 patentipilosa., retrieved 25 October 2016

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