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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Bambusoideae
Tribus: Olyreae
Subtribus: Olyrinae
Genus: Cryptochloa
Species: C. capillata – C. concinna – C. decumbens – C. dressleri – C. soderstromii – C. strictiflora – C. unispiculata – C. variana
Name

Cryptochloa Swallen, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 29: 317 (1942)
Type species: Cryptochloa variana Swallen, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 29: 318 (1942)

References

Swallen, J.R. (1942) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 29(4): 317.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Cryptochloa in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 21. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Cryptochloa. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 21.
Tropicos.org 2013. Cryptochloa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 21.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Cryptochloa. Published online. Accessed: 21 Nov. 2013.

Cryptochloa is a genus of Neotropical plants in the grass family, widespread across much of Mexico, Central America, and South America.[1][2][3]

Species[4][5]

Cryptochloa capillata (Trin.) Soderstr. - French Guiana, Brazil
Cryptochloa concinna (Hook.f.) Swallen - Colombia, Central America, southern Mexico
Cryptochloa decumbens Soderstr. & Zuloaga - Panama
Cryptochloa dressleri Soderstr. - Panama
Cryptochloa soderstromii Davidse - Panama
Cryptochloa strictiflora (E.Fourn.) Swallen - Central America, southern Mexico, Ecuador
Cryptochloa unispiculata Soderstr. - Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil (Acre)
Cryptochloa variana Swallen - Honduras, Panama, Colombia

References

Swallen, Jason Richard 1942. Cryptochloa. In Contributions toward a flora of Panama VI, Collections chiefly by H. von Wedel in Boca del Toro. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 29(4): 317-322
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Soderstrom, T. R. 1982. New species of Cryptochloa and Piresia (Poaceae: Bambusoideae). Brittonia 34(2): 199–209
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Cryptochloa

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