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Genus: Eleocharis

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 200 species (near cosmopolitan), with 17 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Eleocharis acutangula


Eleocharis atropurpurea


Eleocharis brainii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Eleocharis caduca


Eleocharis complanata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Eleocharis decoriglumis


Eleocharis dregeana


Eleocharis dulcis


Eleocharis geniculata


Eleocharis limosa


Eleocharis marginulata

Eleocharis mutata


Eleocharis naumanniana


Eleocharis nigrescens

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Eleocharis retroflexa


Eleocharis schlechteri


Eleocharis variegata



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