G.197. Agrostis L.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a many-flowered panicle, open or contracted, sometimes spike-like. Spikelets 1-flowered, bisexual, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes at maturity. Glumes subequal, persistent, 1-nerved; apex acute to acuminate, awnless. Lemma 3-5-nerved, membranous or hyaline; apex truncate or emarginate, awnless or dorsally awned or awned between 2 lobes.

Worldwide: c. 220 species in temperate regions throughout the world and on tropical mountains

Zambia: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Scopula minorata
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
lachnantha NeesCLk
schimperiana Steud.C,E,SC,S

Other sources of information about Agrostis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Agrostis
Flora of Malawi: Agrostis
Flora of Mozambique: Agrostis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Agrostis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Agrostis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=134, retrieved 20 September 2019

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