Feathered Chloris

Scientific Name
Chloris virgata Sw.
Higher Classification
Chloris alba J.Presl, Chloris compressa DC., Chloris decora Nees ex Steud., Chloris elegans Kunth, Chloris meccana Hochst. & Steud. ex Schlechtend., Chloris penicellata Willd. ex Steud., Chloris pubescens Lag., Chloris virgata Sw. var. elegans (Kunth) Stapf
Common Names
Amafusine (z), Blougras (a), Blue Grass (e), Feather Fingergrass (e), Feathered Chloris (e), Feathertop Chloris (e), Hay Grass (e), Haygrass (e), Hooi Gras (a), Hooigras (a), Katstertgras (a), Klosgras (a), Klossiesgras (a), Kwasgras (a), Old Land Grass (e), Old Land's Grass (e), Oldlandsgrass (e), Oulandegras (a), Paardgras (a), Perdegras (a), Sehabane (ss), Soetgras (a), Spinnekopgras (a), Sweet Grass (e), Sweet Hay (e), Sweet Hay Grass (e), Sweetgrass (e), Sweethay Grass (e), Umadolwana (x), White Grass (e), Wit Gras (a), Witgras (a), Witpluimchloris (a), Witpluimgras (a), Wollerigegras (a)
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
Chloris virgata Sw.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.

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.

Fish, L. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Chloris virgata Sw. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/18

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