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Genus: Thamnochortus

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: Restionaceae

Thirty-two species, endemic to southern Africa (Western Cape and Eastern Cape). Plants of the species Thamnochortus insignis are a major source of material for thatching of roofs, and are harvested mainly in the Albertinia region of the Western Cape.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Thamnochortus acuminatus


Thamnochortus amoena


Thamnochortus arenarius


Thamnochortus bachmannii


Thamnochortus cinereus


Thamnochortus dumosus


Thamnochortus ellipticus


Thamnochortus erectus


Thamnochortus fraternus


Thamnochortus fruticosus


Thamnochortus glaber


Thamnochortus gracilis


Thamnochortus guthrieae


Thamnochortus insignis

Thamnochortus karooica


Thamnochortus levynsiae


Thamnochortus lucens

Thamnochortus muirii


Thamnochortus nutans


Thamnochortus obtusus


Thamnochortus paniculatus


Thamnochortus papyraceus


Thamnochortus pellucidus

Thamnochortus platypteris


Thamnochortus pluristachyus


Thamnochortus pulcher


Thamnochortus punctatus


Thamnochortus rigidus


Thamnochortus schlechteri


Thamnochortus spicigerus

Thamnochortus sporadicus


Thamnochortus stokoei



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