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Genus: Andropogon

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: Poaceae

There are 100 species worldwide (pantropical) of which 20 are native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Andropogon africanus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Andropogon amethystinus


Andropogon appendiculatus

Andropogon brazzae


Andropogon canaliculatus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Andropogon chinensis


Andropogon distachyos


Andropogon eucomus

Andropogon fastigiatus


Andropogon festuciformis


Andropogon gayanus


Andropogon huillensis


Andropogon lacunosus


Andropogon laxatus


Andropogon ligulatus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Andropogon mannii


Andropogon perligulatus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Andropogon ravus


Andropogon schirensis


Andropogon textilis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.



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