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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Ctenium (1)

            Epithet: newtonii Hackel (1)

Synonyms: Ctenium camposum A.Chev., Ctenium nubicum De Not., Ctenium schweinfurthii Pilg.

newtonii => in honor of Francisco Newton (1864-1909) - Portuguese botanist who collected in Angola

nubicum => of cloudy places

schweinfurthii => in honor of George Angust Schweinfurth (1836-1925), collector in central Africa


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

Check for Ctenium newtonii at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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