Eragrostis viscosa (Retz.) Trin.

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Eragrostis viscosa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

Eragrostis viscosa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

Eragrostis viscosa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

Eragrostis viscosa

Photo: Anneline Hill
By road to Mana Pools

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Synonyms: Eragrostis strigosa Andersson
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: viscosa: viscid, sticky
Habitat: Usually in sandy places, in open woodland, grassland, granite sandveld and in disturbed habitats such as roadsides and areas of former cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) 530 - 1580 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: In tropical Africa and South Africa, eastwards through Arabia and India to Thailand and the Philippines; also in tropical America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 May 2015

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 70 - 71.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 476. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 68 - 69. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 138.

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, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eragrostis viscosa., retrieved 27 June 2017

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