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Genus: Hordeum (Barley genus)

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 40 species worldwide (temperate regions) of which two are native to southern Africa and four are naturalised species. Hordeum vulgare (Barley) is cultivated in the region, mainly for beer production.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Hordeum capense

 

Hordeum marinum

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Hordeum geniculatum

 

Hordeum jubatum

 

Hordeum murinum

Hordeum stenostachys

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Hordeum vulgare (Barley)

 

 


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