Eragrostis hispida K. Schum.

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Eragrostis hispida

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Domboshawa

Eragrostis hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Eragrostis hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Eragrostis hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Monavale Vlei

Eragrostis hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Monavale Vlei

Eragrostis hispida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Monavale Vlei

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Synonyms: Eragrostis blepharolepis Hack.
Common names: Feathery love-grass (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial grass, without rhizomes or stolons, up to 70 cm. Inflorescence an open panicle, spikelets covered in silvery hairs or bristles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: hispida: rough with stiff hairs (hispid)
Habitat: A typical constituent of seepages on shallow soil overlying granite rock. Also in waterlogged soil at vleis and riverbanks.
Altitude range: 900 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 345.

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

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 63. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 39.

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 104.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 147.

Other sources of information about Eragrostis hispida:

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Flora of Mozambique: Eragrostis hispida
Flora of Zambia: Eragrostis hispida
Flora of Zimbabwe: Eragrostis hispida

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Eragrostis hispida.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=104940, retrieved 15 September 2019

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