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Genus: Ascolepis

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 20 species (warm regions of the world), with four 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.

Ascolepis capensis

Occurs in wet grasslands from Mali in West Africa through to southern Africa.

Ascolepis densa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Ascolepis protea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Ascolepis pusilla



  • Lye, K.A. 1983. Studies in African Cyperaceae 24. New taxa and combinations in Ascolepis and Isolepis. Nordic Journal of Botany 2: 561566.


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