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: 54 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,MDescription
arenicola C.E. Hubb.N,T,MDescription, Image
aspera (Jacq.) NeesN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription
atrovirens (Desf.) Steud.GI,M,MSDescription
barbinodis Hack.
barrelieri DaveauZ,MDescription
bicolor NeesMSDescription
caespitosa Chiov.
capensis (Thunb.) Trin.MS,MDescription, Image
castellaneana Buscal. & Muschl.N,TDescription
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesN,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription
ciliaris (L.) R. Br.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription
curvula (Schrad.) NeesN,MDescription
cylindriflora Hochst.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
desolata Launert[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.N,MSDescription
glandulosipedata De WinterGIDescription
gummiflua NeesGI,MDescription
habrantha RendleN,GIDescription
heteromera StapfZ,MS,GI,MDescription
hierniana RendleT,MS,GI,MDescription
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,MDescription
lehmanniana NeesZ,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
macilenta (A. Rich.) Steud.TDescription
moggii De Winter[NrEnd]GI,M
mollior Pilg. ex R.E. Fr.N,MSDescription, Image
nindensis Ficalho & HiernN,ZDescription
olivacea Pilg.
pallens Hack.GI,MDescription
patens Oliv.N,T,MSDescription, Image
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.MS,GI,MDescription
plana NeesMSDescription, Image
planiculmis NeesMDescription
porosa NeesTDescription
pusilla Hack.
racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.N,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
rogersii C.E. Hubb.TDescription
rotifer RendleT,MS,GI,MDescription
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.GI,MDescription
sclerantha Nees subsp. villosipes (Jedwabn.) LaunertGIDescription
sericata Cope[End]GI
superba Peyr.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
tef (Zuccagni) TrotterMSDescription
tenuifolia (A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud.N,TDescription, Image
tremula Hochst. ex Steud.NDescription
viscosa (Retz.) Trin.T,MDescription, Image
volkensii Pilg.MSDescription
welwitschii RendleTDescription

Other sources of information about Eragrostis:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eragrostis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eragrostis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eragrostis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Eragrostis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis
JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis
Tropicos: Eragrostis
Wikipedia: Eragrostis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 5 March 2024

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