Eragrostis hispida K. Schum.

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Eragrostis hispida

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Eragrostis hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten

Eragrostis hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Eragrostis blepharolepis Hack.
Common names: Feathery love-grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Erect perennial grass, without rhizomes or stolons, up to 70 cm. Inflorescence an open panicle, spikelets covered in silvery hairs or bristles.
Derivation of specific name: hispida: rough with stiff hairs (hispid)
Habitat: A typical constituent of seepages on shallow soil overlying granite rock. Also in waterlogged soil at vleis and riverbanks.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 345.

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) Page 63. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 39.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 147.

Other sources of information about Eragrostis hispida:

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Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis hispida
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis hispida
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis hispida

External websites:

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

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 hispida., retrieved 17 December 2018

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