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Genus: Miscanthus

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 seven species worldwide (tropical and southern Africa) of which two are native to southern Africa and one is cultivated.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Miscanthus capensis

[= Miscanthus sorghum]

 

Miscanthus junceus

 

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Miscanthus sinensis

Native to China and Japan.

 

 


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