Leptagrostis schimperiana (Hochst.) C.E.Hubb.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Calamagrostis schimperiana Hochst.


Conservation Status


Last record: 1853 (Hardion et al., 2021)



Simien Mountains (Dschadscha & Mount Bwahit), Ethiopia


Biology & Ecology










Hardion, Laurent et al. (2021). Plastome sequencing of a 167-year-old herbarium specimen and classical morphology resolve the systematics of two potentially extinct grass species. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 195(2): 115-123. [Abstract]

Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Vivero, Jose Luis, Kelbessa, Ensermu and Demissew, Sebsebe. (2006). Progress on the Red List of plants of Ethiopia and Eritrea: conservation and biogeography of endemic flowering taxa, pp. 761-778. In: Ghazanfar, S. A. and Beentje, H. J. (eds.). Taxonomy and Ecology of African Plants, Their COnservation and Sustainable Use. Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens. [p. 765]


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