Eragrostis tenuifolia (A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud.

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Eragrostis tenuifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Alexandra Park, Harare

Eragrostis tenuifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Alexandra Park, Harare

Eragrostis tenuifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Eragrostis plana sensu B.K. Simon
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Spreading perennial grass, up to 70 cm. Inflorescence an open panicle. Spikelets laterally compressed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tenuifolia: slender-leaved
Habitat: Mostly found in disturbed and cultivated areas around human habitation, but also in riverine vegetation and moist grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Thursday 23 March 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 346.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

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

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 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis tenuifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis tenuifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis tenuifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis tenuifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis tenuifolia
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis tenuifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eragrostis tenuifolia
Tropicos: Eragrostis tenuifolia
Wikipedia: Eragrostis tenuifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eragrostis tenuifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105240, retrieved 20 September 2019

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