Ehrharta erecta Lam.

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Ehrharta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

Ehrharta erecta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haslemere Lane, Umwinsidale

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Synonyms: Ehrharta abyssinica Hochst.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A variable, sparsely tufted grass. Despite the name it is often semi-erect, rooting at the lower nodes. The inflorescence branches are often deflexed (image 2).
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: erecta: erect
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - May
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Bicyclus safitza safitza (Food plant)
Metisella metis paris (Food plant)
Bicyclus safitza safitza f. evenus (Food plant)
Borbo borbonica borbonica (Food plant)
Neita extensa (Larval foodplant)
Borbo fatuellus fatuellus (Larval foodplant)
Aeropetes tulbaghia (Larval foodplant)
Gnophodes betsimena diversa (Larval foodplant)
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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 342. as Ehrharta erecta abyssinica (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 39 - 41. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Ehrharta erecta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ehrharta erecta

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ehrharta erecta
African Plant Database: Ehrharta erecta
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ehrharta erecta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ehrharta erecta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ehrharta erecta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ehrharta erecta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ehrharta erecta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ehrharta erecta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ehrharta erecta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ehrharta erecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Ehrharta erecta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ehrharta erecta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Ehrharta erecta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ehrharta erecta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ehrharta erecta
Tropicos: Ehrharta erecta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ehrharta erecta.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103500, retrieved 23 October 2018

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