Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Digitaria
Family: Poaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Grass & Restios
Group : Plant

SPECIES
eriantha
NOTES

A perennial grass with a rhizome and sometimes stolons. Leaf blade to 14 mm wide, hairy and flat or folded. Basal leaf sheaths often densely hairy. Ligule a membrane with a hairy collar. A highly digestible, palatable pasture grass with high leaf production. An indicator of good veld condition.


AUTHORITY
Steud.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: 3-5 racemes in one or two whorls at the tip of the culm. Spikelets hairy
Colour: Green
Notes: Turns brown as it ages
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Finger grass
Vingergras
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Medicinal
Unspecified medicinal uses
Fodder
A highly palatable fodder grass
Months
January
February
March
April
All year
Synonyms for Species
Digitaria bechuanica
Digitaria dinteri
Digitaria geniculata
Digitaria glauca
Digitaria pentzii
Digitaria setivalva
Digitaria smutsii
Digitaria stentiana
Digitaria valida



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