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Pentameris is a genus of plants in the grass family, native primarily to Africa, with a few species in Yemen
Yemen
and on certain islands in the Indian Ocean.[3][4][2] A significant number of species are endemic to South Africa.[5]

Species[1]

Pentameris acinosa - South Africa Pentameris airoides - South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia Pentameris alticola - South Africa Pentameris ampla - South Africa Pentameris andringitrensis - Madagascar Pentameris argentea - South Africa Pentameris aristidoides - South Africa Pentameris aristifolia - South Africa Pentameris aspera - South Africa Pentameris aurea - South Africa, Lesotho Pentameris barbata - South Africa Pentameris basutorum - South Africa, Lesotho Pentameris borussica - Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Pentameris calcicola - South Africa Pentameris capensis - South Africa Pentameris capillaris - South Africa Pentameris caulescens - South Africa Pentameris chippindalliae - Tanzania Pentameris chrysurus - Tanzania Pentameris cirrhulosa - South Africa Pentameris clavata - South Africa Pentameris colorata - South Africa Pentameris curvifolia - South Africa Pentameris densifolia - South Africa Pentameris dentata - South Africa Pentameris dolichochaeta - Ethiopia Pentameris dregeana - South Africa Pentameris ecklonii - South Africa Pentameris elegans - South Africa Pentameris ellisii - South Africa Pentameris eriostoma - South Africa Pentameris exserta - South Africa, Lesotho Pentameris galpinii - South Africa, Lesotho Pentameris glacialis - South Africa Pentameris glandulosa - South Africa Pentameris heptamera - South Africa Pentameris hirtiglumis - South Africa Pentameris holciformis - South Africa Pentameris horrida - South Africa Pentameris humbertii - Madagascar Pentameris insularis - Amsterdam I + St. Paul I (both in Indian Ocean) Pentameris lima - South Africa Pentameris longiglumis - South Africa Pentameris longipes - South Africa Pentameris macrocalycina - South Africa Pentameris malouinensis - South Africa Pentameris microphylla - South Africa Pentameris minor - Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Pentameris montana - South Africa Pentameris natalensis - South Africa, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland Pentameris oreodoxa - South Africa, Lesotho Pentameris oreophila - South Africa Pentameris pallescens - South Africa Pentameris pallida - South Africa Pentameris patula - South Africa Pentameris pholiuroides - South Africa Pentameris pictigluma - Yemen, Sudan, Rwanda, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Pentameris praecox - Lesotho Pentameris pseudopallescens - South Africa Pentameris pungens - South Africa Pentameris pusilla - South Africa Pentameris pyrophila - South Africa Pentameris reflexa - South Africa Pentameris rigidissima - South Africa Pentameris rosea - South Africa Pentameris rupestris - South Africa Pentameris scabra - South Africa Pentameris scandens - South Africa Pentameris setifolia - South Africa, Lesotho Pentameris swartbergensis - South Africa Pentameris thuarii - South Africa Pentameris tomentella - South Africa Pentameris tortuosa - South Africa Pentameris trifida - South Africa Pentameris triseta - South Africa Pentameris trisetoides - Ethiopia Pentameris tysonii - South Africa Pentameris uniflora - South Africa Pentameris velutina - South Africa Pentameris veneta - South Africa Pentameris viscidula - South Africa

formerly included[1]

see Chaetobromus Danthonia
Danthonia
Merxmuellera Pseudopentameris Tenaxia

Pentameris americana - Danthonia
Danthonia
californica Pentameris californica - Danthonia
Danthonia
californica Pentameris compressa - Danthonia
Danthonia
compressa Pentameris epilis - Danthonia
Danthonia
sericea Pentameris grandiflora - Merxmuellera grandiflora Pentameris intermedia - Danthonia
Danthonia
intermedia Pentameris involucrata - Chaetobromus involucratus Pentameris macrantha - Pseudopentameris macrantha Pentameris obtusifolia - Pseudopentameris obtusifolia Pentameris provincialis - Danthonia
Danthonia
alpina Pentameris sericea - Danthonia
Danthonia
sericea Pentameris spicata - Danthonia
Danthonia
spicata Pentameris squarrosa - Pseudopentameris obtusifolia Pentameris stricta - Tenaxia stricta Pentameris thermalis - Danthonia
Danthonia
spicata Pentameris unispicata - Danthonia
Danthonia
unispicata

References[edit]

^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant
Plant
Families ^ a b Tropicos, Pentameris P. Beauv. ^ Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 92-93 in Latin ^ Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate XVIII (18), figure VIII (8) line drawings of Pentameris thuarii ^ Linder, Hans Peter, et al. 2010. A generic classification of the Danthionioideae (Poaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 97(3): 306-364

External links[edit]

Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q3283834 EoL: 5417584 EPPO: 1PFMG FloraBase: 40421 GBIF: 3935834 GrassBase: gen00464 GRIN: 9039 ITIS: 782051 NCBI: 59389 Tropicos: 40003773

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