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Genus: Ficinia 

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

Sixty-four species, all native to southern Africa and mostly endemic to the region but with a couple with distributions extending as far north as Tanzania. Ficinia acrostachys and Ficinia macowanii are not included here, as their current taxonomical status is uncertain.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Ficinia acuminata

 

Ficinia albicans

 

Ficinia anceps

 

Ficinia angustifolia

 

Ficinia anysbergensis

 

Ficinia arenicola

 

Ficinia argyropa

 

Ficinia brevifolia

 

Ficinia bulbosa

Ficinia capillifolia

 

Ficinia capitella

 

Ficinia cedarbergensis

 

Ficinia cinnamomea

 

Ficinia compasbergensis

 

Ficinia crinita

 

Ficinia dasystachys

 

Ficinia decidua

 

Ficinia deusta

Ficinia distans

 

Ficinia dunensis

 

Ficinia dura

 

Ficinia ecklonea

 

Ficinia elatior

 

Ficinia esterhuyseniae

 

Ficinia fascicularis

 

Ficinia fastigiata

 

Ficinia filiculmea

 

Ficinia filiformis

 

Ficinia gracilis

 

Ficinia grandiflora

 

Ficinia gydomontana

 

Ficinia indica

 

Ficinia ixioides

 

Ficinia laciniata

 

Ficinia laevis

 

Ficinia lateralis

Ficinia latifolia

 

Ficinia levynsiae

 

Ficinia micrantha

 

Ficinia minutiflora

 

Ficinia monticola

 

Ficinia mucronata

 

Ficinia nigrescens

 

Ficinia nodosa

Ficinia oligantha

 

Ficinia pallens

 

Ficinia paradoxa

 

Ficinia petrophila

 

Ficinia pinguior

 

Ficinia polystachya

 

Ficinia praemorsa

 

Ficinia pygmaea

 

Ficinia quinquangularis

 

Ficinia radiata (Stergras)

Low-growing herb (4-20 cm high), growing in the fynbos of the Western Cape from Ceres to Stilbaai. The halo of broad, golden yellow bracts surrounding the flower head is distinctive.

Ficinia ramosissima

 

Ficinia repens

 

Ficinia rigida

 

Ficinia secunda

 

Ficinia stolonifera

 

Ficinia trichodes

 

Ficinia trispicata

 

Ficinia tristachya

 

Ficinia truncata

 

Ficinia zeyheri

 

 

 


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