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.NDescription
annulata Rendle ex Scott-ElliotSW
aspera (Jacq.) NeesN,SEDescription
barbinodis Hack.
barrelieri DaveauN,SEDescription
bicolor NeesSW,SEDescription
biflora Hack. ex SchinzN,SW,SEDescription
brizantha NeesSW
capensis (Thunb.) Trin.Description, Image
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.N,SEDescription
ciliaris (L.) R. Br.NDescription
cimicina LaunertNDescription
curvula (Schrad.) NeesSEDescription
cylindriflora Hochst.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
dinteri StapfN,SW
echinochloidea StapfN,SW,SEDescription
friesii Pilg.Description
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.NDescription
glandulosipedata De WinterN,SWDescription
gummiflua NeesSEDescription
habrantha RendleNDescription
heteromera StapfN,SEDescription
hierniana RendleSEDescription
homomalla Nees
inamoena K. Schum.N,SEDescription, Image
japonica (Thunb.) Trin.N,SEDescription, Image
laevissima Hack.N,SW
lappula NeesNDescription
lehmanniana NeesN,SW,SEDescription, Image
leptotricha CopeNDescription
macrochlamys Pilg.N,SW
membranacea Hack. ex SchinzNDescription
mildbraedii Pilg.
nindensis Ficalho & HiernN,SW,SEDescription
pallens Hack.N,SW,SEDescription
patentipilosa Hack.Description, Image
phyllacantha CopeSWDescription
pilgeriana Dinter ex Pilg.N
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.N,SEDescription
plana NeesDescription, Image
porosa NeesN,SEDescription
procumbens NeesDescription
pusilla Hack.
racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.Description, Image
rogersii C.E. Hubb.NDescription
rotifer RendleN,SW,SEDescription
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.NDescription
stapfii De WinterSW,SEDescription
subglandulosa Cope[End]N
superba Peyr.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
tef (Zuccagni) TrotterSEDescription
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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eragrostis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eragrostis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eragrostis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Eragrostis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis
JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis
Tropicos: Eragrostis
Wikipedia: Eragrostis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 22 September 2023

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