G.356. Eragrostis Wolf



Poilecot, P. (2007) Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials, often glandular, particularly on the leaf sheaths and inflorescence. Ligule a ciliate rim, rarely membranous (japonica only). Inflorescence an open, contracted or spike-like panicle, the branches sometimes racemose. Spikelets laterally flattened, awnless; glumes usually ± equal, 1-nerved. Lemmas 3-nerved; palea a little shorter than the lemma; anthers 2-3. Caryopsis usually spherical to ellipsoid.

Derivation of name: Greek combination, probably meaning love-grass.

Worldwide: c. 300 species in both temperate and tropical zones

Botswana: 55 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopica Chiov.NDescription, Image
amabilis (L.) Hook. & Arn.N
annulata Rendle ex Scott-ElliotSW
aspera (Jacq.) NeesN,SE
barbinodis Hack.
barrelieri Daveau
bicolor Nees
biflora Hack. ex Schinz
brizantha NeesSW
capensis (Thunb.) Trin.Description, Image
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.N,SE
ciliaris (L.) R. Br.N
cimicina Launert
curvula (Schrad.) Nees
cylindriflora Hochst.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
dinteri StapfN,SW
echinochloidea Stapf
friesii Pilg.
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.N
glandulosipedata De Winter
gummiflua Nees
habrantha Rendle
heteromera StapfN,SE
hierniana RendleSE
homomalla Nees
inamoena K. Schum.N,SEDescription, Image
japonica (Thunb.) Trin.N,SEDescription, Image
laevissima Hack.N,SW
lappula NeesN
lehmanniana NeesN,SW,SEDescription, Image
leptotricha Cope
macrochlamys Pilg.N,SW
membranacea Hack. ex Schinz
mildbraedii Pilg.
nindensis Ficalho & Hiern
pallens Hack.
patentipilosa Hack.Description, Image
phyllacantha Cope
pilgeriana Dinter ex Pilg.N
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.N,SE
plana NeesDescription, Image
porosa Nees
procumbens Nees
pusilla Hack.
racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.Description, Image
rogersii C.E. Hubb.
rotifer RendleN,SW,SE
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.
stapfii De Winter
subglandulosa Cope[End]N
superba Peyr.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
tef (Zuccagni) TrotterSE
truncata Hack.
viscosa (Retz.) Trin.N,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eragrostis:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Eragrostis
Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eragrostis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eragrostis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 12 August 2020

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