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Genus: Centropodia

[= Asthenatherum]

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 four species worldwide (native to Africa and Middle East through to India) of which two are native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Centropodia glauca

[= Asthenatherum glaucum]

See Ellis (1984).


Centropodia mossamedensis

[= Asthenatherum mossamedense]



  • Ellis, R.P. 1984. Leaf anatomy of the South African Danthonieae (Poaceae). IX. Asthenatherum glaucum. Bothalia 15: 153159.


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