Eragrostis chapelieri (Kunth) Nees

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Eragrostis chapelieri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Eragrostis chapelieri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Common names: Spiky love-grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial tufted grass, up to 1 m. Inflorescence a very dense panicle with linear, flattened spikelets, up to 25 cm.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In sandy and rocky places, usually near water.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 125 - 127. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 160 - 161. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 136.

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis chapelieri
African Plant Database: Eragrostis chapelieri
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eragrostis chapelieri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eragrostis chapelieri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eragrostis chapelieri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eragrostis chapelieri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis chapelieri
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eragrostis chapelieri
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eragrostis chapelieri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis chapelieri
Ispot Southern Africa: Eragrostis chapelieri
JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis chapelieri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis chapelieri
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis chapelieri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis chapelieri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eragrostis chapelieri
Tropicos: Eragrostis chapelieri

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eragrostis chapelieri., retrieved 17 March 2018

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