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Elymandra is a genus of African and South American plants in the grass family.[2][3] All the known species are native to Africa; one is found also in Brazil.[4]

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Elymandra
Type species
Elymandra androphila
(Stapf) Stapf

Pleiadelphia Stapf

  1. Elymandra androphila (Stapf) Stapf - from Senegal to Angola
  2. Elymandra archaelymandra (Jacq.-Fél.) Clayton - Guinea, Senegal, Benin, Sierra Leone
  3. Elymandra gossweileri (Stapf) Clayton - from Senegal to Angola
  4. Elymandra grallata (Stapf) Clayton from Gambia to KwaZulu-Natal
  5. Elymandra lithophila (Trin.) Clayton - Brazil (State of Minas Gerais), Zaïre to Zimbabwe
  6. Elymandra subulata Jacq.-Fél. - Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone