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.Description
arenicola C.E. Hubb.Description, Image
aspera (Jacq.) NeesDescription
chapelieri (Kunth) NeesDescription, Image
cilianensis (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.Description
cimicina LaunertDescription
curvula (Schrad.) NeesDescription
cylindriflora Hochst.Description, Image
dinteri Stapf
echinochloidea StapfDescription
friesii Pilg.Description
gangetica (Roxb.) Steud.Description
inamoena K. Schum.Description, Image
lappula NeesDescription
lehmanniana NeesDescription, Image
membranacea Hack. ex SchinzDescription
nindensis Ficalho & HiernDescription
pallens Hack.Description
patens Oliv.Description, Image
pilosa (L.) P. Beauv.Description
porosa NeesDescription
rotifer RendleDescription
sarmentosa (Thunb.) Trin.Description
stapfii De WinterDescription
superba Peyr.Description, Image
venustula Launert ex CopeDescription
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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eragrostis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eragrostis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eragrostis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eragrostis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Eragrostis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eragrostis
JSTOR Plant Science: Eragrostis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eragrostis
Plants of the World Online: Eragrostis
Tropicos: Eragrostis
Wikipedia: Eragrostis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Eragrostis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=165, retrieved 5 June 2023

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