Eragrostis arenicola C.E. Hubb.

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Eragrostis arenicola

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Eragrostis arenicola

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Eragrostis arenicola

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Eragrostis arenicola

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Eragrostis arenicola

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Eragrostis arenicola

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Eragrostis arenicola

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Eragrostis ciliaris sensu Stent & Rattray non (L.) R.Br.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Loosely tufted annual with erect or ascending, wiry culms up to 50 cm high, hairless at the nodes, with a ring of yellowish glands below the nodes; ligule a line of hairs. Leaves linear, 3–15 cm long, flat or rolled in, hairless and without glands, blueish-green to green. Panicle narrowly lanceolate to linear-oblong, 4–22 cm long, contracted and dense with ascending branches; pedicels 0.6–2 mm long; branches and pedicels with more or less oblong non-sticky glands. Spikelets narrowly oblong to ovate, 2.5–4.5 mm long, lightly laterally compressed, 6–12-flowered; glumes unequal, lightly keeled, narrowly oblong to lanceolate in profile, hairless; inferior glume 1–1.6 mm long; superior glume 1.3–2 mm long; lemmas oblong to oblong-elliptic in profile, 1–1.5 mm long, lightly keeled.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arenicola: sand loving.
Habitat: Grasslands and wooded grasslands, dambo margins, river sides, lake-shores and floodplains, usually Kalahari Sand and other sandy soils. Often weedy in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: Up to 1650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,T,M
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Content last updated: Saturday 3 August 2019
Literature:

Chapano, C. (2002). A checklist of Zimbabwean grasses Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 16. Pretoria. Page 5.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 72 - 74. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 133.

Fish, L., Mashau, A.C., Moeaha, M.J. & Nembudani, M.T. (2015). Identification Guide to Southern African Grasses Strelitzia 36 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 292.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 38.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 103.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 129.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Caprivi: Eragrostis arenicola
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Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis arenicola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis arenicola

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis arenicola
African Plant Database: Eragrostis arenicola
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis arenicola
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis arenicola
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis arenicola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis arenicola
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis arenicola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eragrostis arenicola
Tropicos: Eragrostis arenicola
Wikipedia: Eragrostis arenicola


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 arenicola.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104640, retrieved 18 August 2019

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