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Genus: Polypogon

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 18 species worldwide (tropics and warm temperate regions) of which one is native to southern Africa and two are naturalised. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Fish (2006).

Polypogon strictus

Species naturalised in southern Africa

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

Polypogon monspeliensis

 

Polypogon viridis

 

References

  • Fish, L. 2006. A long-awaited name change in Polypogon. Bothalia 36(1): 70-71.

 


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