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Photo by Ernst van Jaarsveld.

I've been told the rest of the photos on this page is mis-ID'ed. It is actually the photos of a Dianthus.

Author: Hans Joachim Conert, 1966
Family:  POACEAE
Origin:  Namibia, W South Africa
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Rhizomes
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Danthonia pumila, Nees, 1841

This member of the Poaceae family was given this name by Hans Joachim Conert in 1966. It is found in Namibia and western South Africa, growing in sand with little water and lots of sun. The Rhizomes grow two centimetres in diameter, the whole plant gets five centimetres height. The flowers are pale pink.

The genera name after Johann Franz Drège, 1794-1881 and chloa; 'grass. The species name is easy: 'low' or 'little'.

IPNI: Gramineae family.