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Genus: Ehrharta

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 35 species worldwide (Africa and Indonesia to New Zealand) of which 24 species are native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Ehrharta barbinodis


Ehrharta brachylemma


Ehrharta brevifolia


Ehrharta bulbosa


Ehrharta calycina


Ehrharta capensis


Ehrharta delicatula


Ehrharta dura


Ehrharta eburnea


Ehrharta erecta

Ehrharta longiflora


Ehrharta longifolia


Ehrharta longigluma


Ehrharta melicoides


Ehrharta microlaena


Ehrharta ottonis


Ehrharta pusilla


Ehrharta ramosa


Ehrharta rehmannii


Ehrharta rupestris


Ehrharta setacea


Ehrharta thunbergii


Ehrharta triandra


Ehrharta villosa



  • Verboom, G.A., Linder, H.P. and Stock, W.D. 2004.Testing the adaptive nature of radiation: growth form and life history divergence in the African grass genus Ehrharta (Poaceae: Ehrhartoideae). Am. J. Bot. 91, 13641370.


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