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

Caprivi: 27 taxa.

Eragrostis superba

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

amabilis (L.) Hook. & Arn.
arenicola C.E. Hubb.Description, Image
aspera (Jacq.) Nees
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.
cimicina Launert
curvula (Schrad.) Nees
cylindriflora Hochst.Description, Image
dinteri Stapf
echinochloidea Stapf
friesii Pilg.
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.
inamoena K. Schum.Description, Image
lappula Nees
lehmanniana NeesDescription, Image
membranacea Hack. ex Schinz
nindensis Ficalho & Hiern
pallens Hack.
patens Oliv.Description, Image
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.
porosa Nees
rotifer Rendle
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.
stapfii De Winter
superba Peyr.Description, Image
venustula Launert ex Cope
viscosa (Retz.) Trin.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Eragrostis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Eragrostis
Flora of Malawi: 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 Caprivi: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 8 July 2020

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