Eragrostis acraea De Winter

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Eragrostis acraea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Top ridge Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Eragrostis acraea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Top ridge Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Eragrostis acraea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Top ridge Mt Shangani, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Broad-leaved love grass (English) Zingae (Manica)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A densely tufted grass. Culms stout, up to 2m. Leaves linear, stiff and sharp-tipped, up to 60 cm long. Inflorescence a long dense panicle; branches normally not whorled. Spikelets lanceolate-oblong, laterally compressed.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In submontane grassland, often abundant as a pioneer in disturbed granite sands.
Altitude range: 1020 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, adjacent areas in Mozambique and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 30 July 2016
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 110 - 111. (Includes a picture).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 130 - 131. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis acraea

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis acraea
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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eragrostis acraea
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis acraea
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JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis acraea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis acraea
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis acraea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis acraea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eragrostis acraea
Tropicos: Eragrostis acraea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Eragrostis acraea.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104610, retrieved 22 November 2017

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