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
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Frequency:
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.
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Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,T
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Content last updated: Saturday 5 April 2008
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).

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 86 - 87. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis tenuifolia
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis tenuifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis tenuifolia
African Plant Database: Eragrostis tenuifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eragrostis tenuifolia
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eragrostis tenuifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eragrostis tenuifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis tenuifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis tenuifolia
Ispot Southern Africa: 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
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eragrostis tenuifolia
Tropicos: Eragrostis tenuifolia


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 tenuifolia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105240, retrieved 21 November 2017

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