G.356. Eragrostis Wolf



Poilecot, P. (2007) Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials, often glandular, particularly on the leaf sheaths and inflorescence. Ligule a ciliate rim, rarely membranous (japonica only). Inflorescence an open, contracted or spike-like panicle, the branches sometimes racemose. Spikelets laterally flattened, awnless; glumes usually ± equal, 1-nerved. Lemmas 3-nerved; palea a little shorter than the lemma; anthers 2-3. Caryopsis usually spherical to ellipsoid.

Derivation of name: Greek combination, probably meaning love-grass.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in both temperate and tropical zones

Zimbabwe: 71 taxa.

Eragrostis chapelieri

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acraea De WinterW,C,EDescription, Image
aethiopica Chiov.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
amabilis (L.) Hook. & Arn.W,SDescription
arenicola C.E. Hubb.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
aspera (Jacq.) NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription
atrovirens (Desf.) Steud.N,W,CDescription
barrelieri DaveauN,W,C,E,SDescription
bicolor NeesW,C,SDescription
biflora Hack. ex SchinzWDescription
botryodes ClaytonWDescription
brainii (Stent) LaunertN,W,CDescription
caesia StapfEDescription
caniflora RendleEDescription
capensis (Thunb.) Trin.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
castellaneana Buscal. & Muschl.NDescription
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.N,W,C,E,SDescription
ciliaris (L.) R. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription
cimicina LaunertWDescription
congesta Oliv.C,EDescription, Image
crassinervis Hack.W,C,E,SDescription
curvula (Schrad.) NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription
cylindriflora Hochst.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
desolata Launert[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription
echinochloidea StapfWDescription
friesii Pilg.N,W,CDescription
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.N,W,C,EDescription
glandulosipedata De WinterN,W,C,EDescription
glischra Launert[End][DD]N,WDescription
gummiflua NeesW,C,E,SDescription
habrantha RendleN,W,C,E,SDescription
heteromera StapfN,W,C,E,SDescription
hierniana RendleN,W,C,E,SDescription
hispida K. Schum.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
inamoena K. Schum.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
japonica (Thunb.) Trin.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
lappula NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription
latifolia Cope[End]NDescription
lehmanniana NeesW,C,E,SDescription, Image
leptotricha CopeWDescription
macilenta (A. Rich.) Steud.NDescription
membranacea Hack. ex SchinzNDescription
mollior Pilg. ex R.E. Fr.EDescription, Image
nindensis Ficalho & HiernN,W,C,E,SDescription
pallens Hack.W,C,SDescription
paradoxa LaunertN,W,C,E,SDescription
patens Oliv.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
patentipilosa Hack.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
phyllacantha CopeCDescription
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.N,W,C,E,SDescription
plana NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
planiculmis NeesN,W,CDescription
porosa NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription
procumbens NeesWDescription
racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
rogersii C.E. Hubb.N,W,SDescription
rotifer RendleN,W,C,E,SDescription
saresberiensis LaunertN,C,SDescription
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.N,W,C,E,SDescription
sclerantha Nees subsp. sclerantha N,EDescription
sclerantha Nees subsp. villosipes (Jedwabn.) LaunertN,W,C,E,SDescription
stapfii De WinterN,W,C,E,SDescription
superba Peyr.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
tef (Zuccagni) TrotterN,W,C,EDescription
tenuifolia (A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
tincta S.M. PhillipsEDescription, Image
tremula Hochst. ex Steud.N,WDescription
venustula Launert ex CopeN,W,C,SDescription
viscosa (Retz.) Trin.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
volkensii Pilg.EDescription
welwitschii RendleN,W,SDescription

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Eragrostis
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Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis
Tropicos: Eragrostis
Wikipedia: Eragrostis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 26 February 2024

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