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Genus: Stipagrostis

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 50 species worldwide (Africa, NW India and SW Asia) of which 29 are native to southern Africa. The San people are known to collected and eat wild seeds of Stipagrostis uniplumis and Stipagrostis brevifolia.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Stipagrostis amabilis

Stipagrostis anomala

 

Stipagrostis brevifolia

 

Stipagrostis ciliata

 

Stipagrostis damarensis

 

Stipagrostis dinteri

 

Stipagrostis dregeana

 

Stipagrostis fastigiata

 

Stipagrostis garubensis

 

Stipagrostis geminifolia

 

Stipagrostis giessii

 

Stipagrostis gonatostachys

 

Stipagrostis hermannii

 

Stipagrostis hirtigluma

 

Stipagrostis hochstetteriana

 

Stipagrostis lanipes

 

Stipagrostis lutescens

 

Stipagrostis namaquensis

 

Stipagrostis namibensis

 

Stipagrostis obtusa

Stipagrostis pellytronis

 

Stipagrostis proxima

 

Stipagrostis ramulosa

 

Stipagrostis sabulicola

 

Stipagrostis schaeferi

 

Stipagrostis seelyae

 

Stipagrostis subacaulis

 

Stipagrostis uniplumis

 

Stipagrostis zeyheri

 

 

 


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