Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
tef
NOTES

An annual to 1 m with thin, soft, flattened leaves. Ligule a ring of hairs. A fast-growing, palatable grass planted for hay. Origin eastern Africa.


AUTHORITY
(Zucc.) Trotter
Sub Author
Conservation
Exotic
Habit
Tufted grass
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A panicle to 35 cm with long flexible branches. Spikelets glabrous and slightly glossy. Brown when mature
Colour: Green
Notes: Spiklets turn brown as they age
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Teff
Tef
Habitat
NOTES: Found as an escape from farm fields in the Woodlands area. Seldom found in natural veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Fodder
Used particularly for horse fodder
Food
An important cereal in Ethiopia.
Months
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
Synonyms for Species
Eragrostis abyssinica



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