Eragrostis patentipilosa Hack.

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Eragrostis patentipilosa

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Greystone Park NR

Eragrostis patentipilosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Synonyms: Eragrostis lamprospicula De Winter
Eragrostis pseudosclerantha Chiov.
Common names: Footpath love-grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Short-lived perennial grass, sometimes with stolons, up to 50 cm. It forms semi-prostrate sprawling tufts with dark knee-bent nodes. Leaves short, sharp-tipped. Inflorescence a panicle, ± as wide as long; the spikelet pedicels with a sticky gland in the middle.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Commonly as a pioneer in disturbed places but also in Miombo woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 23 March 2006

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

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 141 - 142. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 40. As Eragrostis pseudoclerantha

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 104.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 198 - 199. (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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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis patentipilosa
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JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis patentipilosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis patentipilosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis patentipilosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis patentipilosa
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis patentipilosa
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Wikipedia: Eragrostis patentipilosa

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: Species information: Eragrostis patentipilosa., retrieved 29 October 2020

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