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Genus: Poa

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 500 species worldwide (cosmopolitan) of which three are native to southern Africa and three naturalised. An additional species is cultivated in the region.  

Species native to southern Africa

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

Poa binata

 

Poa bulbosa

 

Poa leptoclada

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Poa annua

Poa pratensis

 

Poa trivialis

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Gray (2002).

Poa badensis

Native to central Europe.

 
 

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