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Harpochloa falx


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Eleusininae
Genus: Harpochloa
Species: H. falx – H. pseudoharpechloa


  • Harpochloa Kunth, Révis. Gramin. 1: 92 (1829)
  • Type species: Harpochloa falx  (L.f.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 764 (1891)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Angola, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Swaziland
    • Regional: Central Africa
      • Zambia, Zaïre

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Ruspergras
English: Caterpillar grass
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