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Genus: Echinochloa

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 30-40 species worldwide (tropical and warm temperate regions) of which 12 are native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Echinochloa colona


Echinochloa crus-galli


Echinochloa crus-pavonis


Echinochloa esculenta

[= Echinochloa utilis]

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Echinochloa frumentacea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Echinochloa haploclada


Echinochloa holubii


Echinochloa jubata


Echinochloa oryzoides

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Echinochloa pyramidalis


Echinochloa stagnina


Echinochloa ugandensis



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