Eragrostis japonica (Thunb.) Trin.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (1)

Eragrostis japonica

Photo: Bart Wursten

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

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
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:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

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.

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

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 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.

Other sources of information about Eragrostis japonica:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis japonica
Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis japonica
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis japonica
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis japonica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis japonica
African Plant Database: 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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eragrostis japonica
iNaturalist: Eragrostis japonica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): 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
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis japonica
Tropicos: Eragrostis japonica
Wikipedia: Eragrostis japonica

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 japonica., retrieved 22 October 2020

Site software last modified: 26 March 2018 2:01pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use