Eleusine africana Kenn.-O'Byrne

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (3)

Eleusine africana

Picture: Petra Ballings
Old hotel building site, nr Castleburn, Vumba.

Eleusine africana

Picture: Petra Ballings
Old hotel building site, nr Castleburn, Vumba.

Eleusine africana

Picture: Petra Ballings
Old hotel building site, nr Castleburn, Vumba.

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn. subsp. africana (Kenn.-O'Byrne) Hilu & de Wet
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. subsp. africana (Kenn.-O'Byrne) S.M. Phillips
Common names:
Frequency:
Status:
Description:
Robust, tufted annual grass, up to 1 m tall. Inflorescence of 3-17 subdigitate racemes. Spikelets 4.5-8 mm long, elliptic, with acute glume.
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mainly Aug - May
Worldwide distribution: Africa, mainly in eastern and southern uplands, and Arabia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15. As Eleusine coracana africana

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 158 - 159.

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 103.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 90 - 91. as Eleusine coracana africana (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 188.

Other sources of information about Eleusine africana:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eleusine africana
Flora of Caprivi: Eleusine africana
Flora of Malawi: Eleusine africana
Flora of Mozambique: Eleusine africana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eleusine africana

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eleusine africana
African Plant Database: Eleusine africana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eleusine africana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eleusine africana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eleusine africana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eleusine africana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eleusine africana
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eleusine africana
iNaturalist: Eleusine africana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eleusine africana
JSTOR Plant Science: Eleusine africana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eleusine africana
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eleusine africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eleusine africana
Plants of the World Online: Eleusine africana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eleusine africana
Tropicos: Eleusine africana
Wikipedia: Eleusine africana


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: Eleusine africana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164410, retrieved 23 October 2019

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use