Eragrostis plana Nees

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Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

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Common names: Tough love-grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Densely tufted, hairless, perennial grass. The basal leaf sheats overlap and are distinctly flattened. Culms erect, up to 100 cm. inflorescence a panicle with a long narrow, contracted tip. Spikelets with toothed margins slightly coarse, olive-green edged with purple.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In various types of grassland, particularly common in disturbed soil and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 31 August 2006

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 78 - 79. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 76 - 77. (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 of Botswana: Eragrostis plana
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis plana
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis plana

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

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 plana., retrieved 20 March 2018

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