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Genus: Abildgaardia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Poales > Family: Cyperaceae

About 10 species (Africa, Asia and Australia), with three species native to southern Africa .

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Abildgaardia hygrophila


Abildgaardia ovata


Abildgaardia triflora



  • Lye, K.A. 1982. Studies in African Cyperaceae 22. New taxa and combinations in Abildgaardia II. Nordic Journal of Botany 1: 749758.

  • Lye, K.A. 1983. Studies in African Cyperaceae 26. New taxa and combinations in Abildgaardia Vahl III. Nordic Journal of Botany 3: 233239.


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