Woolly Finger Grass

Scientific Name
Digitaria eriantha Steud.
Higher Classification
Digitaria bechuanica (Stent) Henrard, Digitaria decumbens Stent, Digitaria dinteri Henrard, Digitaria eriantha Steud. subsp. pentzii (Stent) Kok, Digitaria eriantha Steud. subsp. stolonifera (Stapf) Kok, Digitaria eriantha Steud. subsp. transvaalensis Kok, Digitaria eriantha Steud. var. stolonifera Stapf, Digitaria geniculata Stent, Digitaria glauca Stent (later homonym), not of A.Camus (1927), Digitaria glauca Stent var. bechuanica Stent, Digitaria hiascens Mez, Digitaria livida Henrard, Digitaria nemoralis Henrard, Digitaria pentzii Stent, Digitaria pentzii Stent var. stolonifera (Stapf) Henrard, Digitaria setivalva Stent, Digitaria smutsii Stent, Digitaria stentiana Henrard, Digitaria valida Stent, Digitaria valida Stent var. glauca Stent
Common Names
Bloukruisgras (a), Common Finger Grass (e), Finger Grass (e), Gewone Vingergras (a), Hoenderspoor (a), Hoenderspoorgras (a), Hoenderspoort (a), Hoenderspoortgras (a), Isikonko (z), Kleinvingergras (a), Kortbeen Hoenderspoort (a), Kortbeen Hoenderspoortgras (a), Kortbeenhoenderspoor (a), Kortbeenhoenderspoorgras (a), Kruisgras (a), Mangole Maseka (tw), Mmoyane (ss), Moeane (ss), Pongola Finger Grass (e), Smuts Finger Grass (e), Smuts Vingergras (a), Vingergras (a), Wolvingergras (a), Woolly Finger Grass (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. Fish & J.E. Victor
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Digitaria eriantha Steud.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.

Henrard, J.T. 1950. Monograph of the genus Digitaria. Universitaire Pers Leiden, Leiden.

Kok, P.D.F. 1981. Notes on Digitaria in South Africa. Bothalia 13(3&4):457.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.

Fish, L. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Digitaria eriantha Steud. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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