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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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