Eragrostis racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.

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Eragrostis racemosa

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Chinyakwaremba, Vumba.

Eragrostis racemosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba.

Eragrostis racemosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba.

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Synonyms: Eragrostis chalcantha Trin.
Eragrostis lasiophylla K. Schum.
Eragrostis sclerantha sensu B.K. Simon
Common names: Narrow heart love grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender tufted grass. Culms erect up to 90 cm tall. Inflorescence a panicle, branches not whorled. Spikelets slightly coarse, olive-green, edged with purple.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats, often in disturbed sandy soils. It is more common in high rainfall areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2400 m
Flowering time:Sep - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 March 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 346.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 124 - 126. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 147.


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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 racemosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105140, retrieved 27 July 2016

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