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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Eleusininae
Genus: Coelachyrum
Species: C. brevifolium – C. lagopoides – C. longiglume – C. piercei – C. poiflorum
Name

Coelachyrum Hochst. & Nees, Linnaea 16: 221 (1842)
Type species: Coelachyrum brevifolium Hochst. & Nees, Linnaea 16: 221 (1842)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Coelochloa Steud., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 1: 394 (1840).
Cypholepis Chiov., Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 8: 357 (1908).
Coelachyropsis Bor, Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 75: 23 (1971 publ. 1972).

References

Hochstetter, C.F.F. & Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. (1842) Linnaea 16(2): 221.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Coelachyrum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Coelachyrum. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10.
Tropicos.org 2013. Coelachyrum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Coelachyrum. Published online. Accessed: 10 Nov. 2013.

Coelachyrum is a genus of Asian and African plants in the grass family.[2][3][4]

Species[1][5]

Coelachyrum brevifolium Hochst. & Nees - Algeria, Egypt, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf sheikdoms
Coelachyrum lagopoides (Burm.f.) Senaratna - India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
Coelachyrum longiglume Napper - Somalia, Kenya Tanzania
Coelachyrum piercei (Benth.) Bor - Somalia, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf sheikdoms, Pakistan
Coelachyrum poiflorum Chiov. - Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia,

formerly included[1]

see Aeluropus Desmazeria

Coelachyrum annuum - Desmazeria philistaea
Coelachyrum indicum - Aeluropus lagopoides
Coelachyrum yemenicum - Disakisperma yemenicum[6]

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Hochstetter, Christian Ferdinand Friedrich & Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel 1842. Linnaea 16(2): 221-223 in Latin
Tropicos, Coelachyrum Hochst. & Nees
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
The Plant List search for Coelachyrum
Snow N, Peterson PM, Romaschenko K. 2013. Systematics of Disakisperma (Poaceae, Chloridoideae, Chlorideae). PhytoKeys 26: 21-70.

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