Eragrostis plana Nees

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Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

Eragrostis plana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge, Borrowdale Common

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Common names: Tough love-grass (English)
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Description:
Densely tufted, hairless, perennial grass. The basal leaf sheats overlap and are distinctly flattened. Culms erect, up to 100 cm. inflorescence a panicle with a long narrow, contracted tip. Spikelets with toothed margins slightly coarse, olive-green edged with purple.
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Flowering time:Sep - Mar
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Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 78 - 79. (Includes a picture).

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 104.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 76 - 77. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 137.

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Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis plana
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis plana

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


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: Species information: Eragrostis plana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105100, retrieved 31 May 2020

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