Twabushman Grass

Scientific Name
Stipagrostis brevifolia (Nees) De Winter
Higher Classification
Aristida brevifolia (Nees) Steud., Aristida brevifolia (Nees) Steud. var. floccosum Nees, Arthratherum brevifolium Nees var. floccosum Nees, Arthratherum brevifolium Nees
Common Names
Bloudak (a), Bloudakgras (a), Boesmangras (a), Bossiesgras (a), Ghagras (a), Grootboesmangras (a), Langbeen Twaagras (a), Langbeentoagras (a), Twaagras (a), Twaboesmangras (a), Twabushman 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
Northern Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Arthratherum brevifolium Nees var. floccosum NeesLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Stipagrostis brevifolia (Nees) De WinterLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

De Winter, B. 1965. The South African Stipeae and Aristideae (Gramineane). An anatomical, cytological and taxonomic study. Bothalia 8(3):199-404.

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. Stipagrostis brevifolia (Nees) De Winter. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/17

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