Stipagrostis anomala De Winter
  • Kirkia 3: 133 (1963) 

General Description

Weak perennial or annual, up to 0.6 m tall. Leaves linear, rolled, thread-like, often curved, scabrid; ligule a fringe of hairs (ligule in Stipa capensis a fringed membrane). Inflorescence a narrow, interrupted panicle. Spikelets 9-12 mm long (excluding a


Sandy soils and gravel flats.


Central Namibia through southern Namibian Escarpment and Upper Karoo to Little Karoo.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa Southern Africa Cape Provinces
  • Namibia


  • 1 Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

 Information From

Strelitzia 30
Strelitzia 30: Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region volume 2: The Extra Cape Flora. Edited by D.A. Snijman (2013)
WCS higher taxonomy
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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
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