Eragrostis cylindriflora Hochst.

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Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Eragrostis atherstonei Stapf
Eragrostis horizontalis Peter
Eragrostis lehmanniana sensu B.K. Simon
Eragrostis rigidior Pilg.
Eragrostis trichophora Coss. & Durieu
Common names: Broad curly leaf (English) Hairy love grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted annual or short-lived perennial, sometimes tussock-forming perennial grass without rhizomes. Culms up to 100 cm tall, erect or ascending, stout or wiry, sometimes rooting from the lower nodes, usually with a ring of elongated glands below the nodes; ligule a line of hairs. Leaves linear, 3–25 cm long, flat or rolled in, hairless or sparsely set with tubercle-based hairs, without glands. Panicle narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, 8–40 cm long, loose and open; pedicels 0.5–2.5 mm long. Spikelets linear to narrowly elliptic-oblong, 3–8 mm long, lightly laterally compressed, 4–14-flowered. Glumes subequal, lanceolate in profile, thinly membranous, 1.5–2.7 mm long, lightly keeled, scaberulous on the keel; lemmas narrowly oblong-elliptic in profile, 1.5–2 mm long, lightly keeled.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Floodplains, dambos and wooded grassland, in alluvial sandy soils at river banks and lake-shores, in granite sandveld and on Kalahari Sand; also in disturbed ground and often as a weed of irrigated crops.
Altitude range: 100 - 1650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Africa and tropical parts of Arabia
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,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 6.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15. As Eragrostis rigidior

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 132 - 134.

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 Page 302.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 470. (Includes a picture).

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 21. as Eragrostis rigidor and as E. trichophora (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 40. As Eragrostis horizontalis

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 130.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 180 - 181. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 124 - 125. as Eragrostis rigidior and E. trichophora (p. 130-131) (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 189. also as Eragrostis trichophora

Van Oudtshoorn, F.P. (1992). Grasses of South Africa Briza Publications, South Africa Page 265. (Includes a picture).

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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 cylindriflora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104830, retrieved 20 August 2019

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