Skip to main content

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Agrostis africana Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 1: 254 (1810).

This name is a synonym.

Accepted Name: Sporobolus africanus (Poir.) Robyns & Tournay, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 25: 242 (1955).
Family: Poaceae
The Poaceae generic classification system originated from the GrassBase database, originally based on Genera Graminum (1985). Work is in progress to update this to a new globally accepted and collaborative generic classification based on the latest research.
Homotypic Names:

* Agrostis spicata Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 19 (1794), nom. illeg.

Agrostis capensis Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 1: 372 (1797), nom. illeg.

Vilfa africana (Poir.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 16 (1812).

Vilfa capensis P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 147 (1812), nom. superfl.

Sporobolus capensis Kunth, Enum. Pl. 1: 212 (1833), nom. superfl.

Sporobolus indicus var. capensis Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Afrika: 127 (1892).

Sporobolus africanus (Poir.) Robyns & Tournay, Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 25: 242 (1955).

Sporobolus indicus var. africanus (Poir.) Jovet & Guédès, Taxon 22: 163 (1973), nom. superfl.


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

Original Compiler: W.D.Clayton, R.Govaerts, K.T.Harman, H.Williamson & M.Vorontsova