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Seven genera and 430 species (cosmopolitan), with two genera
(Juncus and Luzula) and 20 species native to southern Africa, five species naturalised, and an additional one species that is
Genera native to southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).
About 250 species (cosmopolitan), with 19 species native to southern Africa and five naturalised. Generally found in moist situations such as along margins
of streams, dams and vleis.
About 80 species (cosmopolitan, but mainly north temperate regions), with
one species, Luzula africana, native to southern Africa. In
addition, Luzula nivea has been recorded as being cultivated in
southern Africa (Glen 2002).