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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: Paniceae
Subtribus: Boivinellinae
Genus: Cyphochlaena
Species: C. madagascariensis – C. sclerioides

Cyphochlaena Hack., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 51: 465 (1901)
Type species: Cyphochlaena madagascariensis Hack., Oesterr. Bot. Z. 51: 465 (1901)


Boivinella A.Camus, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 72: 17 (1925).


Hackel, E. (1901) Oesterreichische Botanische Zeitschrift 51: 465.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Cyphochlaena in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 24. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Cyphochlaena. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 24.
Tropicos.org 2013. Cyphochlaena. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 24.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Cyphochlaena. Published online. Accessed: 24 Nov. 2013.

Cyphochlaena is a genus of plants in the grass family native to certain islands in the Indian Ocean.[2][3]


Cyphochlaena madagascariensis Hack. - Comoros, Madagascar
Cyphochlaena sclerioides (A.Camus) Bosser - Madagascar


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Hackel, Eduard. 1901. Oesterreichische Botanische Zeitschrift 51: 465-467 descriptions in Latin, commentary in German
Bosser, J. 1965. Notes sur les Graminees de Madagascar, II. Sur l'identite des genres Boivinella A. Camus et Cyphochlaena Hack. Adansonia, n.s. 5: 411–413
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