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Stipa capensis

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Stipeae
Genus: Stipa
Species: Stipa capensis

Stipa capensis Thunb.

Prodromus Plantarum Capensium, quas in Promontorio Bonae Spei Africes, annis 1772-1775, collegit Carol. Peter. Thunberg. Upsaliae 19. 1794
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

Vernacular names
English: Cape ricegrass

Stipa capensis, the Mediterranean needle-grass,[1] cape rice grass, Mediterranean steppegrass or twisted-awned speargrass, is an annual grass from family Poaceae.[2]

It is normally found in the Persian Gulf desert ad semi-desert biome.[3] In Persian it is called bahman and is probably the same plant which was used in the Persian festivity of bahmanagān.

BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
"Cal-IPC: Stipa capensis".
"Persian Gulf Desert and Semi-desert." Biomes & Ecosystems, Vol. 3, Robert Warren Howarth (ed.). Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, pp. 1000-1002.

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