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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Common names: Broad-leaved love grass (English) Zingae (Manica)
Status: Native
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.
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

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).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis acraea
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis acraea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eragrostis acraea
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Eragrostis acraea., retrieved 21 July 2019

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