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Genus: Aristida

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 about 290 species worldwide (tropics and subtropics) of which 36 are native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Aristida adscensionis


Aristida aequiglumis


Aristida bipartita


Aristida brainii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Aristida caerulescens


Aristida canescens


Aristida congesta


Aristida cumingiana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Aristida curvata


Aristida dasydesmis


Aristida denudata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Aristida dewinteri


Aristida diffusa


Aristida diminuta

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Aristida effusa


Aristida engleri


Aristida hispidula

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Aristida hordeacea


Aristida hubbardiana


Aristida junciformis


Aristida leucophaea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Aristida meridionalis


Aristida mollissima


Aristida monticola


Aristida parvula


Aristida pilgeri


Aristida recta


Aristida rhiniochloa


Aristida scabrivalvis


Aristida sciurus


Aristida spectabilis


Aristida stipitata


Aristida stipoides


Aristida transvaalensis


Aristida vestita


Aristida wildii



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