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Useful Tropical Plants

Eragrostis atrovirens

(Desf.) Trin. ex Steud.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Briza elegans Osbeck

Eragrostis atroviridis Maire

Eragrostis biformis (Kunth) Benth.

Eragrostis bromoides Jedwabn.

Eragrostis fracta S.C.Sun & H.Q.Wang

Eragrostis longispicula S.C.Sun & H.Q.Wang

Eragrostis luzoniensis Steud.

Eragrostis multiflora biformis (Kunth) A.Chev.

Eragrostis multinodis B.S.Sun & S.Wang

Eragrostis sudanica A.Chev.

Poa atrovirens Desf.

Poa biformis Kunth

Common Name:

Eragrostis atrovirens

General Information

Eragrostis atrovirens is a variable, clump-forming, perennial grass without rhizomes or stolons; it produces slender, unbranched culms up to 1 metre tall. The plant produces a good carpet of growth[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
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332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a local source of thatch.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical and subtropical areas of Africa; E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, through southeast Asia to the Philippines, New Guinea,Solomon

Habitat

Dambo and floodplain grassland, and swampy grassland, often in shallow water, at elevations up to 1,600 metres[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.75 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The culms are used for thatching[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Propagation

Seed -
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