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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Subtribus: Coleanthinae
Genus: Catabrosa
Species: C. afghanica – C. aquatica – C. bogutensis – C. drakensbergensis – C. ledebourii – C. longissima – C. werdermannii

Catabrosa P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 97. (1812)

Type species: Catabrosa aquatica (L.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 97. (1812)


Catabrosia Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 2: 696 (1817), nom. inval. not validly publ.


Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F.J. (1812) Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 97.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Catabrosa in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Aug. 27. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Catabrosa. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
Tropicos.org 2013. Catabrosa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Catabrosa. Published online. Accessed: 27 Oct. 2013.

Vernacular names
suomi: Vesihilvet

Catabrosa is a small but widespread genus of plants in the grass family native to temperate areas of Eurasia, the Americas, and a few places in Africa.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

Catabrosa aquatica is in flower in Europe from June to August, and the seeds ripen from July to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by wind. They are a short, blunt‑leaved plants similar to Poa trivialis, which grows in wetland.[13]


Accepted species[6]

Catabrosa aquatica (L.) Beauv. - Europe, Russia, China, Mongolia, Central Asia, Greenland, Canada, United States, southern Argentina, southern Chile
Catabrosa drakensbergensis (Hedberg & I.Hedberg) Soreng & Fish - Lesotho, KwaZulu-Natal
Catabrosa werdermannii (Pilg.) Nicora & Rúgolo - Chile, Bolivia, Argentina

formerly included[6]

Numerous names have been created in the genus that are no longer widely accepted. Some of these names are now regarded as synonymous with the accepted names listed above. Other names refer to species now considered to be better suited to other genera. The following list gives the Catabrosa name followed by the currently accepted name, in order to help you find appropriate information. Links to genera: Arctagrostis Antinoria Colpodium Deschampsia Eragrostis Glyceria Hyalopoa Periballia Phippsia Poa Puccinellia

Catabrosa agrostidea - Antinoria insularis
Catabrosa algida - Phippsia algida
Catabrosa algida f. vestita - × Pucciphippsia vacillans
Catabrosa altaica - Colpodium altaicum
Catabrosa antarctica - Deschampsia chapmanii
Catabrosa arundinacea - Arctagrostis arundinacea
Catabrosa balansae - Colpodium variegatum
Catabrosa burkartii - Poa perligulata
Catabrosa caucasica - Colpodium colchicum
Catabrosa colchica - Colpodium colchicum
Catabrosa concinna - Phippsia concinna
Catabrosa distans - Puccinellia distans
Catabrosa elodes - Poa nemoralis
Catabrosa festuciformis - Puccinellia festuciformis
Catabrosa fibrosa - Colpodium fibrosum
Catabrosa frigida - Puccinellia frigida
Catabrosa glaucescens - Puccinellia glaucescens
Catabrosa helodes - Poa nemoralis
Catabrosa hierochloides - Colpodium humile
Catabrosa himalaica - Colpodium himalaicum
Catabrosa humilis - Colpodium humile
Catabrosa hydrophila - Glyceria maxima
Catabrosa magellanica - Puccinellia magellanica
Catabrosa maritima - Puccinellia maritima
Catabrosa micrantha - Eragrostis japonica
Catabrosa minuta - Periballia minuta
Catabrosa monandra - Phippsia algida
Catabrosa nervata - Glyceria striata
Catabrosa nutans - Hyalopoa nutans
Catabrosa parviflora - Colpodium parviflorum
Catabrosa pauciflora - Poa glauca
Catabrosa pilosa - Eragrostis japonica
Catabrosa pontica - Hyalopoa pontica
Catabrosa pumila - Poa annua
Catabrosa tenuifolia - Puccinellia preslii
Catabrosa thomsonii - Poa infirma
Catabrosa trollii - Colpodium himalaicum
Catabrosa variegata - Colpodium variegatum
Catabrosa versicolor - Colpodium versicolor
Catabrosa verticillata - Eragrostis pilosa
Catabrosa vilfoidea - Puccinellia phryganodes
Catabrosa violacea - Colpodium violaceum
Catabrosa wallichii - Colpodium wallichii

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie page 97. in Latin
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate XIX (19), figure VIII (8) line drawings of Catabrosa aquatica; figure captions on caption page 13
lectotype designated by Nash in N. L. Britton et A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N.U.S. ed. 2. 1: 245 (7 Jun 1913)
http://www.meemelink.com/prints_pages/20140.Poaceae%20-%20Catabrosa%20aquatica.htm[permanent dead link]
"Flora Batava of Afbeelding en Beschrijving van Nederlandsche Gewassen, VIII Deel. (1844)". caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de.
"Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families".
Tropicos, Catabrosa P. Beauv.
Soreng, R. J. & L. Fish. 2011. Catabrosa versus Colpodium (Poaceae: Poeae) in southern Africa, with a key to these genera and their species in Africa. Kew Bulletin 66(1): 1–10
Nicora, E. G. & Z. R. Agrasar. 1981. Catabrosa P. Beauv. y Phippsia R. Brown (Gramineae) en America del Sur. Darwiniana 23(1): 179–188
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 313 沿沟草属 yan gou cao shu Catabrosa P. Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 97. 1812.
"Genere Catabrosa - Flora Italiana". luirig.altervista.org.
kh02kg. "RBG Kew: GrassBase - Catabrosa Description". www.kew.org.
Frances Rose. The Observers Book of Grasses, Sedges and Rushes. pages 44–45

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