Eragrostis superba Peyr.

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Eragrostis superba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Eragrostis superba

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Br. rd

Eragrostis superba

Photo: Petra Ballings
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Eragrostis superba

Photo: Petra Ballings
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Eragrostis superba

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along road to Tuli

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Synonyms:
Common names: Saw-tooth love grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial tufted grass, up to 1.2 m. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets straw-coloured to pinkish, large, oval and conspicuously flattened with typically serrated edges.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: superba: superb, proud
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, mostly in sandy soils, sometimes on termite mounds. Also along roadsides in disturbed soil.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1550 m
Flowering time:Aug - May
Worldwide distribution: Sudan southwards to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 11 March 2007
Literature:

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 84 - 86. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 495. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 95. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 92 - 93. (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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Ispot Southern Africa : Eragrostis superba
JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis superba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis superba
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis superba
Tropicos: Eragrostis superba
West African Plants database: Eragrostis superba


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 superba.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105220, retrieved 27 August 2016

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