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Genus: Cynodon

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 10 species worldwide (warm climates) of which eight are native to southern Africa and two are naturalised. Widely used for lawns and sports grounds.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Cynodon bradleyi

 

Cynodon dactylon (Couch grass)

See Wikipedia

 

Cynodon decipiens

 

Cynodon hirsutus

 

Cynodon incompletus

 

Cynodon plectostachyus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Cynodon polevansii

 

Cynodon transvaalensis

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Cynodon aethiopicus

 

Cynodon nlemfuensis

 

 


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