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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: Cinninae
Genus: Cinna
Species: C. arundinacea – C. bolanderi – C. latifolia – C. poiformis

Cinna L., Sp. Pl.: 5 (1753)
Type species: Cinna arundinacea L., Sp. Pl.: 5 (1753)


Blyttia Fr., Novit. Fl. Suec. Mant. 2: 2 (1839)
Cinnastrum E.Fourn., Mexic. Pl. 2: 90 (1886)


Linneaus, C. von (1753) Species Plantarum 1: 5.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Cinna in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Cinna. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17. 2013. Cinna. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Cinna. Published online. Accessed: 17 Dec. 2013.

Vernacular names
suomi: Hajuheinät

Cinna is a small genus of grasses known by the common name woodreeds. There are only four known species but they are quite widespread in the Americas and northern Eurasia.[3][4][5]

Woodreeds are perennial grasses with long, soft panicle inflorescences. They are found in moist areas, especially near bodies of water.[6][7]


Cinna arundinacea - sweet woodreed, stout woodreed - eastern Canada, eastern + central United States
Cinna bolanderi - Bolander's woodreed - central California (Fresno, Tulare, Mariposa Cos)
Cinna latifolia - drooping woodreed - northern Eurasia from Norway to Japan + Magadan; Canada incl Arctic territories; northern + western United States
Cinna poiformis - Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia

formerly included[2]

species now considered better suite to other genera: Agrostis Andropogon Arctagrostis Calamagrostis Dichelachne Echinopogon Limnodea Muhlenbergia Pogonatherum Sporobolus

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Linnaeus, Carl von 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 5
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Grass Manual Account
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 363 单蕊草属 dan rui cao shu Cinna Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 5. 1753.
Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution maps
Jepson Manual Treatment
USDA Plants Profile
The Plant List search for Cinna

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