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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: Sorghinae
Genus: Cleistachne
Species: C. sorghoides

Cleistachne Benth., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 19: 61 (1881)
monotypic taxon


Bentham, G. (1881) Hooker's Icones Plantarum 14: t. 1379.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Cleistachne in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Cleistachne. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2. 2013. Cleistachne. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Cleistachne. Published online. Accessed: 2 Dec. 2013.

Cleistachne is a genus of African and Asian plants in the grass family. The only known species is Cleistachne sorghoides, native to eastern and southeastern Africa (from Ethiopia to Mpumalanga), and parts of Asia (Oman, Odisha State in India).[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Bentham, George. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 14: page 60 descriptions in Latin, commentary and figure captions in English
Bentham, George. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 14: plate 1379 full-page line drawing of Cleistachne sorghoides
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Clayton, W.D. & Renvoize, S.A. (1982). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 3: 451-898.
Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
Ndabaneze, P. (1989). Catalogue des Graminées du Burundi. Lejeunia; Revue de Botanique , n.s., 132: 1-127.
Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
Sanbi Red List of South African Plants, Cleistachne sorghoides Benth.

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