G.356. Eragrostis Wolf



Poilecot, P. (2007) Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials, often glandular, particularly on the leaf sheaths and inflorescence. Ligule a ciliate rim, rarely membranous (japonica only). Inflorescence an open, contracted or spike-like panicle, the branches sometimes racemose. Spikelets laterally flattened, awnless; glumes usually ± equal, 1-nerved. Lemmas 3-nerved; palea a little shorter than the lemma; anthers 2-3. Caryopsis usually spherical to ellipsoid.

Derivation of name: Greek combination, probably meaning love-grass.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in both temperate and tropical zones

Mozambique: 53 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acraea De WinterMSDescription, Image
aethiopica Chiov.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
amabilis (L.) Hook. & Arn.N,Z,MS,GI,M
arenicola C.E. Hubb.N,T,MDescription, Image
aspera (Jacq.) NeesN,Z,T,MS,GI,M
atrovirens (Desf.) Steud.
barbinodis Hack.
barrelieri Daveau
bicolor Nees
caespitosa Chiov.
capensis (Thunb.) Trin.MS,MDescription, Image
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesGIDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
ciliaris (L.) R. Br.N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
curvula (Schrad.) Nees
cylindriflora Hochst.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
desolata Launert[NrEnd][LR-nt]MS
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.N,MS
glandulosipedata De Winter
gummiflua Nees
habrantha Rendle
heteromera StapfZ,MS,GI,M
hierniana RendleT,MS,GI,M
hispida K. Schum.N,MSDescription, Image
inamoena K. Schum.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
japonica (Thunb.) Trin.N,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
lappula NeesMS,GI,M
lehmanniana NeesZ,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
macilenta (A. Rich.) Steud.
moggii De Winter[NrEnd]GI,M
mollior Pilg. ex R.E. Fr.N,MSDescription, Image
nindensis Ficalho & Hiern
olivacea Pilg.
pallens Hack.
patens Oliv.N,T,MSDescription, Image
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.MS,GI,M
plana NeesMSDescription, Image
planiculmis Nees
porosa Nees
pusilla Hack.
racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
rogersii C.E. Hubb.
rotifer RendleT,MS,GI,M
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.
sclerantha Nees subsp. villosipes (Jedwabn.) LaunertGI
sericata Cope[End]GI
superba Peyr.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
tef (Zuccagni) TrotterMS
tenuifolia (A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud.N,TDescription, Image
tremula Hochst. ex Steud.N
viscosa (Retz.) Trin.T,MDescription, Image
volkensii Pilg.
welwitschii RendleT

Other sources of information about Eragrostis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis
Flora of Caprivi: Eragrostis
Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eragrostis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eragrostis
Wikipedia: Eragrostis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 27 November 2020

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