Eragrostis japonica (Thunb.) Trin.

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Eragrostis japonica

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Synonyms: Diandrochloa namaquensis (Nees ex Schrad.) De Winter
Eragrostis namaquensis Nees ex Schrad.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Robust tufted annual, up to 1.5 m.
Derivation of specific name: japonica: of Japan
Habitat: In a variety of habitats, usually near water. It may become a weed of cultivation, particularly in fields of rice or cotton.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13. As Diandrochloa namaquensis

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 87 - 89.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 98 - 99. (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 japonica
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis japonica
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis japonica

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

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 japonica., retrieved 20 March 2018

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