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

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

Other sources of information about Eragrostis:

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Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis
Flora of Caprivi: Eragrostis
Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eragrostis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eragrostis
Wikipedia: Eragrostis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 26 November 2020

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