Eragrostis japonica (Thunb.) Trin.

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Eragrostis japonica

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Synonyms: Diandrochloa namaquensis (Nees ex Schrad.) De Winter
Eragrostis namaquensis Nees ex Schrad.
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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Robust tufted annual, up to 1.5 m.
Derivation of specific name: japonica: of Japan
Habitat: In a variety of habitats, usually near water. It may become a weed of cultivation, particularly in fields of rice or cotton.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 87 - 89.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 98 - 99. (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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis japonica
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis japonica
Tropicos: Eragrostis japonica
West African Plants database: Eragrostis japonica

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 japonica., retrieved 11 December 2016

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