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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: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: Anthistiriinae
Genus: Capillipedium
Species: C. annamense – C. assimile – C. duongii – C. filiculme – C. huegelii – C. hugelii – C. kwashotense – C. kwashotensis – C. laoticum – C. leucotrichum – C. longisetosum – C. magdalenae – C. nagense – C. parviflorum – C. planipedicellatum – C. pteropechys – C. spicigerum – C. sulcatum

Capillipedium Stapf in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 169 (1917)
Type species: Capillipedium parviflorum (R.Br.) Stapf in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 169 (1917)


Stapf, O. (1917) Flora of Tropical Africa 9: 11, 169.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Capillipedium 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, Capillipedium. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27. 2013. Capillipedium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Capillipedium. Published online. Accessed: 27 Oct. 2013.

Capillipedium (common name scented-tops)[2] is a genus of plants in the grass family.[3][4] They are native to Africa, Asia, Australia, and certain islands in the Western Pacific.[5][6]


Capillipedium annamense - Thailand, Vietnam
Capillipedium assimile - China, Ryukyu Is, SE Asia, Indian Subcon
Capillipedium duongii - Vietnam
Capillipedium filiculme - India
Capillipedium huegelii - Indian Subcon, Myanmar
Capillipedium kuoi - Sichuan, Yunnan, Tibet
Capillipedium kwashotense - Taiwan, Iriomote-jima
Capillipedium laoticum - Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
Capillipedium leucotrichum - Laos, Cambodia
Capillipedium longisetosum - Thailand
Capillipedium magdalenii - India
Capillipedium nagense - Assam
Capillipedium parviflorum - Africa (from Eritrea to Mpumalanga), Asia (from Oman to Japan + Sulawesi), Australia, Pacific Islands
Capillipedium planipedicellatum - Assam
Capillipedium pteropechys - Nagaland
Capillipedium spicigerum - Japan, S China, Philippines, Lesser Sunda Is, New Guinea, Solomon Is, Australia, New Caledonia, Micronesia
Capillipedium sulcatum - Thailand

formerly included[1]

see Hemisorghum

Capillipedium venustum - Hemisorghum venustum

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Atlas of Living Australia, Capillipedium Stapf, Scented-tops
Stapf, Otto. 1917. Flora of Tropical Africa 9: 11, 169
Tropicos, Capillipedium Stapf
Flora of Pakistan, Capillipedium Stapf
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 605 细柄草属 xi bing cao shu Capillipedium Stapf in Prain, Fl. Trop. Africa. 9: 169. 1917.
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