Eragrostis cylindriflora Hochst.

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Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
By main Harare to Bulawayo Rd, south of Kwekwe

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Photo: Petra Ballings
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Eragrostis atherstonei Stapf
Eragrostis horizontalis Peter
Eragrostis lehmanniana sensu B.K. Simon
Eragrostis rigidior Pilg.
Eragrostis trichophora Coss. & Durieu
Common names: Breëklulblaar (Afrikaans) Broad curly leaf (English) Hairy love grass (English) Krausel-Straußgras (German)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted annual or short-lived perennial, sometimes tussock-forming perennial grass without rhizomes. Culms up to 100 cm tall, erect or ascending, stout or wiry, sometimes rooting from the lower nodes, usually with a ring of elongated glands below the nodes; ligule a line of hairs. Leaves linear, 3–25 cm long, flat or rolled in, hairless or sparsely set with tubercle-based hairs, without glands. Panicle narrowly ovate to narrowly elliptic, 8–40 cm long, loose and open; pedicels 0.5–2.5 mm long. Spikelets linear to narrowly elliptic-oblong, 3–8 mm long, lightly laterally compressed, 4–14-flowered. Glumes subequal, lanceolate in profile, thinly membranous, 1.5–2.7 mm long, lightly keeled, scaberulous on the keel; lemmas narrowly oblong-elliptic in profile, 1.5–2 mm long, lightly keeled.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Floodplains, dambos and wooded grassland, in alluvial sandy soils at river banks and lake-shores, in granite sandveld and on Kalahari Sand; also in disturbed ground and often as a weed of irrigated crops.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Africa and tropical parts of Arabia
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Content last updated: Saturday 3 August 2019
Literature:

Chapano, C. (2002). A checklist of Zimbabwean grasses Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 16. Pretoria. Page 6.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

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

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

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 132 - 134.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 134.

Fish, L., Mashau, A.C., Moeaha, M.J. & Nembudani, M.T. (2015). Identification Guide to Southern African Grasses Strelitzia 36 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 302.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 470. (Includes a picture).

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 21. as Eragrostis rigidor and as E. trichophora (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 40. As Eragrostis horizontalis

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 130.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 180 - 181. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 124 - 125. as Eragrostis rigidior and E. trichophora (p. 130-131) (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 136.

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 189. also as Eragrostis trichophora

Van Oudtshoorn, F.P. (1992). Grasses of South Africa Briza Publications, South Africa Page 265. (Includes a picture).

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Eragrostis cylindriflora.
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