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

Malawi: 46 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopica Chiov.SDescription, Image
amabilis (L.) Hook. & Arn.C
arenicola C.E. Hubb.N,C,SDescription, Image
aspera (Jacq.) NeesN,C,S
botryodes Clayton
canescens C.E. Hubb.
caniflora Rendle
capensis (Thunb.) Trin.Description, Image
castellaneana Buscal. & Muschl.
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesN,C,SDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.N,C,S
ciliaris (L.) R. Br.N,C,S
congesta Oliv.Description, Image
cylindriflora Hochst.CDescription, Image
exasperata Peter N
exelliana Launert
fastigiata Cope[End]S
flavicans Rendle S
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.N,C,S
heteromera StapfC,S
hierniana RendleN,C
hispida K. Schum.N,C,SDescription, Image
homblei De Wild.
inamoena K. Schum.C,SDescription, Image
japonica (Thunb.) Trin.N,C,SDescription, Image
lappula NeesN,C
mollior Pilg. ex R.E. Fr.NDescription, Image
nindensis Ficalho & Hiern
olivacea Pilg.
paniciformis (A. Braun) Steud. C
paradoxa Launert
patens Oliv.N,SDescription, Image
patentipilosa Hack.CDescription, Image
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.C
racemosa (Thunb.) Steud.N,C,SDescription, Image
rotifer RendleS
schweinfurthii Chiov.N
sclerantha Nees subsp. villosipes (Jedwabn.) LaunertN,C
superba Peyr.SDescription, Image
sylviae Cope[End]S
tef (Zuccagni) TrotterS
tenuifolia (A. Rich.) Hochst. ex Steud.Description, Image
tremula Hochst. ex Steud.N,C,S
viscosa (Retz.) Trin.N,C,SDescription, Image
volkensii Pilg.
welwitschii RendleN,S

Other sources of information about Eragrostis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis
Flora of Caprivi: Eragrostis
Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 13 July 2020

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