Eragrostis nutans

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  • Botanical Name : Eragrostis nutans (Retz.) Nees ex Steud.
  • Eragrostis is derived from the Greek eros meaning love, and agrostis, grass, in allusion to the loose dancing spikelets.

  • Synonyms : Poa nutans Retz.
  • Common Name : Futiu, Chikatu, Fulia, Jenkua
  • Plant Family : Poaceae (Gramineae)
  • According to the Rules of ICBN the names of the families should end in -aceae. Thus the new name for the family Gramineae became Poaceae. However, the name Gramineae is also exempted and conserved under 'Nomina Conservanda' because of their constant use for a long time.

  • Plant Form : Grasses
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Eragrostis nutans Plant :

  • Habit : Densely tufted, 30-45 cm tall, erect or geniculately ascending simple or branched, perennial herbs.
  • Leaves : Long, very narrow, stiff, convolute, glabrous.
  • Inflorescence : Panicles ovate or oblong or sublinear, suberect or nodding.
  • Flowers : Spikelets0.4-0.6 cm long, 20-30 flowered.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : October - December