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Genus: Helictotrichon

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 100 species worldwide (temperate regions and tropics at high altitudes) of which 13 are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Helictotrichon barbatum


Helictotrichon capense


Helictotrichon dodii


Helictotrichon elongatum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Helictotrichon galpinii


Helictotrichon hirtulum


Helictotrichon leoninum


Helictotrichon longifolium


Helictotrichon longum


Helictotrichon namaquense


Helictotrichon natalense


Helictotrichon quinquesetum


Helictotrichon turgidulum



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