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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Megaloprotachne
Species: M. albescens
Binomial name
Megaloprotachne albescens

Megaloprotachne glabrescens Roiv.

Megaloprotachne is a genus of African plants in the grass family.[2][3][4] The only known species is Megaloprotachne albescens, native to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa (Northern Cape, North West, and Limpopo)[1][5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Hubbard, Charles Edward 1929. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew 1929: 320–321
  3. ^ Tropicos, Megaloprotachne C.E.Hubb.
  4. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  5. ^ Sibis, Sanbi, distribution map for Megaloprotachne albescens
  6. ^ Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  7. ^ Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  8. ^ Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.