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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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