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Useful Tropical Plants

Eragrostis cylindriflora

Hochst.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Eragrostis adenocoleos Pilg.

Eragrostis agrostoidea Rendle

Eragrostis annulata Chiov.

Eragrostis atherstonei Stapf

Eragrostis geniculata (Durieu) Durieu

Eragrostis gymnorrhachis (Schweinf.) Chiov.

Eragrostis henrardii Jansen

Eragrostis horizontalis Peter

Eragrostis leptocalymma Pilg.

Eragrostis multipilosa Hochst. ex Borzí

Eragrostis quadriflora Rendle

Eragrostis rigidior Pilg.

Eragrostis seineri Jedwabn.

Eragrostis trichophora Coss. & Durieu

Poa geniculata Durieu

Common Name:

Eragrostis cylindriflora

General Information

Eragrostis cylindriflora is a loosely clump-forming, annual to perennial grass with erect or ascending, branched or unbranched culms up to 75cm tall[
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 for local use as a food.

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

Africa - Ghana, Nigeria, DR Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, S. Afr

Habitat

Weedy, overgrazed, grassy places[
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/
]. Floodplain, dambo and wooded grasslands, in river bank alluvium and lake-shore sands, in granite sandveld and Kalahari Sands; also in disturbed ground often as a weed of irrigated crops, at elevations to 1,650 m[
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

Weed PotentialYes
Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.60 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A weed of irrigation in Sudan[
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/
].

Edible Uses

Seed - eaten as a cereal[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. The seed is small and fiddly to utilize - it is most commonly seen as a famine food, used when nothing better is available[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow in situ, only just covering the seed. Germination is usually very quick and free.
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