Eragrostis plana Nees

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Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

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Synonyms:
Common names: Tough love-grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Densely tufted, hairless, perennial grass. The basal leaf sheats overlap and are distinctly flattened. Culms erect, up to 100 cm. inflorescence a panicle with a long narrow, contracted tip. Spikelets with toothed margins slightly coarse, olive-green edged with purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In various types of grassland, particularly common in disturbed soil and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 31 August 2006
Literature:

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 78 - 79. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 76 - 77. (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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African Plant Database: Eragrostis plana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eragrostis plana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis plana
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JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis plana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis plana
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis plana
Tropicos: Eragrostis plana
West African Plants database: Eragrostis plana


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 plana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105100, retrieved 30 July 2016

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