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,SDescription
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,LkDescription
astreptoclada Cope [DD]N
atrovirens (Desf.) Steud.B,N,W,E,SNw,N,EDescription
aurorae Launert Nw,S
barrelieri DaveauCLkDescription
botryodes ClaytonN,W,ENw,EDescription
brainii (Stent) LaunertB,N,W,C,SNw,Lk,WDescription
canescens C.E. Hubb. Mc
caniflora RendleN,W,CNw,N,CDescription
capensis (Thunb.) Trin.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
castellaneana Buscal. & Muschl.N,C,ELp,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 LaunertB,SNw,SDescription
congesta Oliv.N,W,CCb,WDescription, Image
curvula (Schrad.) NeesB,W,SCb,S,WDescription
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 WinterSSDescription
habrantha RendleC,E,SE,SDescription
heteromera StapfB,N,C,E,SE,Lk,WDescription
hierniana RendleB,N,C,E,SE,C,Lk,WDescription
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,WDescription
leersiiformis Launert S
lehmanniana NeesSSDescription, Image
lepidobasis Cope [LR-nt]Nw
macilenta (A. Rich.) Steud.NN,LkDescription
mariae Launert [LR-nt]N
membranacea Hack. ex SchinzSSDescription
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 & HiernB,N,W,C,SNw,Lk,S,WDescription
oligostachya Launert ex Cope [LR-nt]NwDescription
olivacea Pilg. N,E
pallens Hack.B,SS,WDescription
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 NeesW,C,SLkDescription, Image
plurigluma C.E. Hubb. Nw,N
porosa NeesCN,Lk,SDescription
punctiglandulosa Cope [VU]SDescription
racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.N,W,E,SNw,Mc,E,LkDescription, Image
rejuvenescens Rendle Nw,LpDescription
rogersii C.E. Hubb.SSDescription
rotifer RendleB,C,E,SN,Lk,S,WDescription
saresberiensis LaunertW,CNw,LkDescription
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.W,SNw,SDescription
sclerantha Nees subsp. villosipes (Jedwabn.) LaunertN,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription
setulifera Pilg. NDescription
spicigera Cope [LR-nt]N
stapfii De WinterSS,WDescription
superba Peyr.B,W,C,SLk,WDescription, Image
tef (Zuccagni) TrotterN,C,SLk,SDescription
tenuifolia (A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud.B,N,W,C,EN,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.N,W,C,ENw,Mc,CDescription
welwitschii RendleN,W,C,E,SNw,Lk,S,WDescription

Other sources of information about Eragrostis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis
Flora of Caprivi: Eragrostis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Eragrostis
Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis
Flora of Mozambique: 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 17 April 2024

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