Helictotrichon quinquesetum (Steud.) Schweick.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1800's



Table Mountain, Western Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










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Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2015. Helictotrichon quinquesetum (Steud.) Schweick. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/05.

Helme, N.A. and Trinder-Smith, T.H. 2006. The endemic flora of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 72(2):205-210.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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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.

Schweickerdt, H.G. 1939. A revision of the South African species of Helictotrichon, Bess. ex. Schultes. Bothalia 3:185-198.

Stapf, O. 1900. Gramineae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis VII (Pontederiaceae to Gramineae):310-750. L. Reeve & Co., Ltd., Ashford.


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