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

Zambia: 84 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acamptoclada Cope Nw,W
aethiopica Chiov.B,N,W,C,E,SN,S,WDescription, Image
amabilis (L.) Hook. & Arn.N,E,SE,S
anacrantha Cope Mc,C
anacranthoides Cope [LR-lc]Lp,C
arenicola C.E. Hubb.B,N,W,C,E,SN,Lk,WDescription, Image
aspera (Jacq.) NeesB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,Lk
astreptoclada Cope [DD]N
atrovirens (Desf.) Steud.Nw,N,E
aurorae Launert Nw,S
barrelieri DaveauLkDescription
botryodes ClaytonN,W,ENw,E
brainii (Stent) LaunertNw,Lk,W
canescens C.E. Hubb. Mc
caniflora RendleNw,N,C
capensis (Thunb.) Trin.Nw,Lp,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
castellaneana Buscal. & Muschl.Lp,N,E,CDescription
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesB,W,C,E,SCb,N,Lk,WDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.B,N,W,C,E,SN,Lk,WDescription
ciliaris (L.) R. Br.B,N,C,E,SN,S,WDescription
cimicina LaunertNw,SDescription
congesta Oliv.N,W,CCb,WDescription, Image
curvula (Schrad.) NeesCb,S,W
cylindriflora Hochst.B,C,E,SN,S,WDescription, Image
dentifera Launert [LR-nt]N
divaricata Cope [LR-lc]WNwDescription
exasperata Peter NNDescription
exelliana Launert McDescription
fimbrillata Cope [LR-lc]Cb,N
flavicans Rendle NN
friesii Pilg.N,SLp,SDescription
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.B,N,W,C,E,SN,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription
glandulosipedata De WinterS
habrantha RendleE,S
heteromera StapfB,N,C,E,SE,Lk,WDescription
hierniana RendleB,N,C,E,SE,C,Lk,W
hispida K. Schum.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,C,Lk,SDescription, Image
homblei De Wild. E
homomalla Nees CDescription
inamoena K. Schum.B,N,W,E,SNw,Cb,Lp,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
japonica (Thunb.) Trin.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
lappula NeesB,W,C,E,SN,C,Lk,S,W
leersiiformis Launert S
lehmanniana NeesSSDescription, Image
lepidobasis Cope [LR-nt]Nw
macilenta (A. Rich.) Steud.N,Lk
mariae Launert [LR-nt]N
membranacea Hack. ex SchinzS
mildbraedii Pilg. Lp,WDescription
milnei Launert ex Cope [LR-nt]WNwDescription
mollior Pilg. ex R.E. Fr.N,W,CCb,N,CDescription, Image
muerensis Pilg. N
nindensis Ficalho & HiernNw,Lk,S,WDescription
oligostachya Launert ex Cope [LR-nt]NwDescription
olivacea Pilg. N,E
pallens Hack.S,W
paniciformis (A. Braun) Steud. NN,CDescription
paradoxa LaunertN,W,ENw,N,McDescription
patens Oliv.N,W,C,E,SCb,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
patentipilosa Hack.EEDescription, Image
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.W,C,E,SN,Mc,Lk,SDescription
plana NeesLkDescription, Image
plurigluma C.E. Hubb. Nw,N
porosa NeesN,Lk,S
punctiglandulosa Cope [VU]SDescription
racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.N,W,E,SNw,Mc,E,LkDescription, Image
rejuvenescens Rendle Nw,LpDescription
rogersii C.E. Hubb.S
rotifer RendleB,C,E,SN,Lk,S,WDescription
saresberiensis LaunertNw,Lk
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.Nw,SDescription
sclerantha Nees subsp. villosipes (Jedwabn.) LaunertN,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,Lk,S
setulifera Pilg. NDescription
spicigera Cope [LR-nt]N
stapfii De WinterS,WDescription
superba Peyr.B,W,C,SLk,WDescription, Image
tef (Zuccagni) TrotterN,C,SLk,SDescription
tenuifolia (A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud.N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
thollonii Franch. NwDescription
tremula Hochst. ex Steud.B,N,C,SLp,C,S,WDescription
venustula Launert ex CopeS,WDescription
viscosa (Retz.) Trin.B,C,E,SN,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
volkensii Pilg.Nw,Mc,CDescription
welwitschii RendleN,W,C,E,SNw,Lk,S,W

Other sources of information about Eragrostis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis
Flora of Caprivi: Eragrostis
Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis
Flora of Mozambique: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 28 September 2020

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