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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Paniceae
Subtribus: Anthephorinae
Genus: Anthephora
Species: A. ampullacea – A. argentea – A. cristata – A. elongata – A. hermaphrodita – A. laevis – A. nigritana – A. pubescens – A. pungens – A. schinzii – A. truncata

Anthephora Schreb., Beschr. Gräs. 2: 105 (1810)
Type species: Anthephora hermaphrodita (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 759 (1891)


Schreber, J.C.D. von (1810) Beschreibung der Graser 2: 105.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Anthephora in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Anthephora. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
Tropicos.org 2013. Anthephora. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Anthephora. Published online. Accessed: 27 Oct. 2013.

Anthephora is a genus of plants in the grass family, native to southwest Asia, Africa, the Americas, and various islands.[2]


Anthephora ampullacea - Guinea, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola
Anthephora argentea - Namibia, Botswana, Cape Province
Anthephora cristata - from Guinea to Angola
Anthephora elongata - Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia
Anthephora hermaphrodita - Mexico, Central America, northern South America, West Indies, Galápagos; naturalized in Florida, Hawaii
Anthephora laevis - Eritrea, Sudan, Israel, Palestine, Jordan
Anthephora nigritana - Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Anthephora pubescens - dry Africa from Algeria to Somalia to Cape Province; Iran
Anthephora pungens - Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia
Anthephora schinzii - Angola, Botswana, Cape Province, Namibia
Anthephora truncata - Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

formerly included[1]

see Bouteloua Hilaria Tarigidia

Anthephora aequiglumis - Tarigidia aequiglumis
Anthephora axilliflora - Bouteloua dactyloides
Anthephora belangeri - Hilaria belangeri
Anthephora punctulata - Hilaria cenchroides

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Watson L, Dallwitz MJ. (2008). "The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
The Plant List search for Anthephora

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