Eragrostis chapelieri (Kunth) Nees

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Eragrostis chapelieri

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Faiquete, Vilanculos, Inhambane, Mozambique

Eragrostis chapelieri

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Airstrip Nhago area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Eragrostis chapelieri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip Nhago area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Eragrostis chapelieri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip Nhago area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Eragrostis chapelieri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip Nhago area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Eragrostis chapelieri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Airstrip Nhago area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Eragrostis dolichostachya Peter
Poa chevalieri Kunth
Common names: Spiky love-grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial tufted grass, up to 1 m. Leave narrowly linear, upto 45 cm long, often folded or rolled along the length. Inflorescence a very dense spike-like panicle, up to 25 cm long, often interrupted below. Spikelets linear to narrowly oblong, flattened, up to 25 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland and open woodland on sandy soils or in rocky places, often on alluvial soils near dambos, lakes or rivers.
Altitude range: 0 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Jan - Aug
Worldwide distribution: From Sudan to South Africa. Also in Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 6 July 2018
Literature:

Chapano, C. (2002). A checklist of Zimbabwean grasses Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 16. Pretoria. Page 6.

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 125 - 127. (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 134.

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 Pages 297 - 298.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 39.

Klaassen Esmerialda, E.S. & Craven P. (2003). Checklist of grasses in Namibia SABONET Report No. 20 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 160 - 161. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 136.

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Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis chapelieri
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Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis chapelieri
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis chapelieri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis chapelieri
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis chapelieri
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis chapelieri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis chapelieri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eragrostis chapelieri
Tropicos: Eragrostis chapelieri


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: Eragrostis chapelieri.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104760, retrieved 14 November 2018

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