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Genus: Sporobolus

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 160 species worldwide (tropical and warm temperate regions) of which 47 are native to southern Africa. 

Species native to southern Africa

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

Sporobolus acinifolius


Sporobolus africanus

Sporobolus albicans


Sporobolus bechuanicus


Sporobolus centrifugus


Sporobolus congoensis


Sporobolus conrathii


Sporobolus consimilis


Sporobolus cordofanus


Sporobolus coromandelianus


Sporobolus discosporus


Sporobolus engleri


Sporobolus festivus


Sporobolus fimbriatus

Sporobolus fourcadii


Sporobolus ioclados


Sporobolus ludwigii


Sporobolus macranthelus


Sporobolus mauritianus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Sporobolus micranthus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Sporobolus molleri

Sporobolus mopane

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Sporobolus myrianthus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Sporobolus natalensis


Sporobolus nebulosus


Sporobolus nervosus


Sporobolus nitens

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Sporobolus oxyphyllus


Sporobolus panicoides


Sporobolus paniculatus


Sporobolus pectinatus


Sporobolus pellucidus


Sporobolus piliferus

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Sporobolus pyramidalis

Sporobolus rangei


Sporobolus salsus


Sporobolus sanguineus

Sporobolus smutsii


Sporobolus spicatus


Sporobolus stapfianus


Sporobolus stolzii


Sporobolus subtilis

Sporobolus subulatus


Sporobolus tenellus


Sporobolus uniglumis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Sporobolus virginicus


Sporobolus welwitschii



  • Fish, L. 2006. A new species of Sporobolus (Sporobolinae) in South Africa. Bothalia 36(1): 71-73.


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