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Genus: Nasella

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 15 species worldwide (South America) of which three have become naturalised in southern Africa. Nassella tenuissima (White tussock, Witpolgras) and Nassella trichotoma (Nassella tussock, Nassella polgras) are Category 1 weeds in South Africa.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Nasella neesiana

 

Nasella tenuissima

 

Nasella trichotoma

 

 


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