Eragrostis aethiopica Chiov.

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Eragrostis aethiopica

Picture: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

Eragrostis aethiopica

Picture: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

Eragrostis aethiopica

Picture: Petra Ballings
Maleme Dam Rest Camp, Matobo National Park

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Synonyms: Eragrostis gracillima Hack.
Common names:
Status: Native
Loosely or densely caespitose annual
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: aethiopica: of Ethiopia, a historic name for large parts of Africa
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 107 - 108. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 38.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 124 - 125. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 136.

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Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis aethiopica
Flora of Malawi: Eragrostis aethiopica
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis aethiopica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis aethiopica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis aethiopica
African Plant Database: Eragrostis aethiopica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eragrostis aethiopica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eragrostis aethiopica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eragrostis aethiopica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eragrostis aethiopica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eragrostis aethiopica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eragrostis aethiopica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eragrostis aethiopica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis aethiopica
Ispot Southern Africa: Eragrostis aethiopica
JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis aethiopica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eragrostis aethiopica
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eragrostis aethiopica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis aethiopica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eragrostis aethiopica
Tropicos: Eragrostis aethiopica

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: Species information: Eragrostis aethiopica., retrieved 22 July 2019

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