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Genus: Digitaria

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 230 species worldwide (cosmopolitan, mainly tropical and warm temperate regions) of which about 40 are native to southern Africa and four are naturalised.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Digitaria acuminatissima

 

Digitaria angolensis

 

Digitaria argyrograpta

 

Digitaria argyrotricha

 

Digitaria brazzae

 

Digitaria ciliaris

 

Digitaria comifera

 

Digitaria compressa

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Digitaria debilis

 

Digitaria diagonalis

 

Digitaria diversinervis

 

Digitaria eriantha

 

Digitaria eylesii

 

Digitaria flaccida

 

Digitaria gayana

 

Digitaria gazensis

 

Digitaria glauca

 

Digitaria gymnostachys

 

Digitaria hiascens

 

Digitaria longiflora

 

Digitaria maitlandii

 

Digitaria maniculata

 

Digitaria milanjiana

 

Digitaria monodactyla

 

Digitaria nitens

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Digitaria natalensis

 

Digitaria pearsonii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Digitaria perrottetii

 

Digitaria polyphylla

 

Digitaria pseudodiagonalis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Digitaria remotigluma

 

Digitaria rukwae

 

Digitaria sanguinalis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Digitaria scalarum

 

Digitaria seriata

 

Digitaria setifolia

 

Digitaria ternata

 

Digitaria thouarsiana

 

Digitaria tricholaenoides

 

Digitaria velutina

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Digitaria didactyla

 

Digitaria nuda

 

Digitaria sanguinalis

 

Digitaria violascens

 

 


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