African Plant Database

Catapodium rigidum (L.) C. E. Hubb.
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : in Dony, Fl. Bedfordshire, 437 (1953).
Information on the genus : Catapodium
Basionym : Poa rigida L.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (indigenous)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Desmazeria rigida (L.) Tutin
 Scleropoa rigida (L.) Griseb.
 Festuca rigida (L.) Raspail (1825)
 Poa rigida L. (1759)
 Desmazeria rigida (L.) Tutin subsp. rigida
 Festuca rigida (L.) Kunth (1830)
 Catapodium rigidum (L.) C. E. Hubb. subsp. rigidum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Scleropoa rigida var. patens (C. Presl) Coss. & Durieu
=Sclerochloa patens C. Presl
=Scleropoa rigida var. robusta Duval-Jouve
=Scleropoa villaris Sennen & Mauricio
Taxon infra-specific
Catapodium rigidum (L.) C. E. Hubb. subsp. rigidum
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Graminoid- Ht up to 0.45 m. Alt: 10 - 600 m. Distribution: EC, WC

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HUBBARD, C. E. (1955). New names in the Gramineae. Kew Bull. 2, 1954: 375
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1988). Flora of Libya. 145: 45
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 152 (2005).
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 204 (2008).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 51268
Record n°51268
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