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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: incertae sedis
Genus: Dichaetaria
Species: D. wightii

Dichaetaria Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 145 (1854)
monotypic taxon


Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. (1854) Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum 1: 145. 1855[1854]. (2-3 Mar 1854)
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Dichaetaria in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Dichaetaria. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. 2013. Dichaetaria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Dichaetaria. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Dichaetaria is a genus of South Asian plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5]

Slender perennial herbs, the leaves are narrow and flat.[6][7]


The only known species is Dichaetaria wightii, native to Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.[1]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Quattrocchi, Umberto (26 April 2006). CRC World Dictionary of Grasses: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology - 3 Volume Set. CRC Press. p. 620. ISBN 978-1-4200-0322-2.
Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel ex Steudel, Ernst Gottlieb von 1854. Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum 1: 145-146 in Latin
Tropicos, Dichaetaria Nees ex Steud.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Gamble, James Sykes (1928). Flora of the Presidency of Madras: Ranunculaceae to opiliaceae. West, Newman and Adlard. p. 1829.
Bor, N. L. 1960. Grass. Burma, Ceylon, India & Pakistan i–767. Pergamon Press, Oxford

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