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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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