Eragrostis tincta S.M. Phillips

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Eragrostis tincta

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Mt Rukotso near radio beacon.

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Synonyms: Lasiochloa alopecuroides Hack.
Stiburus alopecuroides (Hack.) Stapf
Triphlebia alopecuroides (Hack.) Stapf
Common names: Pongwa grass (English)
Frequency: Very locally frequent.
Status: Native
Short, densely tufted grass. Leaves linear, covered in white, glandular hairs. Inflorescences dense. Spikelets dark purple, with whitish hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane grassland, usually in wet places such as vleis and seepage zones.
Altitude range: (metres) 1250 - 2560 m
Flowering time:Feb - May
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 16 December 2008

Chapano, C. (2002). A checklist of Zimbabwean grasses Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 16. Pretoria. Page 7.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 122 - 124. (Includes a picture).

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 154 - 155. (Includes a picture).

Simon, B.K. (1971). Rhodesian grass list. Kirkia 8(1) Page 28. as Stiburus alopecuroides

Van Oudtshoorn, F.P. (1992). Grasses of South Africa Briza Publications, South Africa Page 95. as Stiburus alopecuroides (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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis tincta
African Plant Database: Eragrostis tincta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eragrostis tincta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eragrostis tincta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eragrostis tincta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis tincta
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis tincta
JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis tincta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis tincta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis tincta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis tincta
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis tincta
Tropicos: Eragrostis tincta
Wikipedia: Eragrostis tincta

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 tincta., retrieved 27 October 2020

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