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Genus: Hyparrhenia

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 55 species worldwide (mainly Africa, also other tropical regions and the Mediterranean) of which 24 are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Hyparrhenia anamesa


Hyparrhenia bracteata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Hyparrhenia collina


Hyparrhenia cymbaria


Hyparrhenia dichroa


Hyparrhenia diplandra

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Hyparrhenia dregeana


Hyparrhenia familiaris

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Hyparrhenia filipendula


Hyparrhenia finitima


Hyparrhenia gazensis


Hyparrhenia hirta


Hyparrhenia newtonii


Hyparrhenia nyassae


Hyparrhenia pilgeriana


Hyparrhenia poecilotricha


Hyparrhenia quarrei


Hyparrhenia rudis


Hyparrhenia rufa


Hyparrhenia schimperi


Hyparrhenia tamba


Hyparrhenia umbrosa


Hyparrhenia variabilis


Hyparrhenia welwitschii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.



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