Eragrostis cilianensis

Eragrostis cilianensis (All.) Vignolo

Common Names

تيراب (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Tropical and warm temperate regions of the Old World.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile region, oases, Mediterranean region, Egyptian desert, Res Sea coastal strip, Gebel Elba and Sinai.


Damp sand and areas of cultivation.

Life Expectancy



  • Poa cilanensis All. (synonym)
  • Eragrostis cilianensis (All.) F. T. Hubb. (synonym)
  • Briza eragrostis L. (synonym)
  • Poa megastachya Koeler (synonym)
  • Eragrostis major Host (synonym)
  • Eragrostis megastachya (Koeler) Link (synonym)


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