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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Aveneae
Subtribus: Echinopogoninae
Genus: Dichelachne
Species: D. crinita – D. hirtella – D. inaequiglumis – D. lautumia – D. micrantha – D. parva – D. rara – D. robusta – D. sieberiana
Unresolved names

D. sciurea
Name

Dichelachne Endl., Prodr. Fl. Norfolk.: 20 (1833)
Type species: Dichelachne micrantha (Cav.) Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 20: 353 (1915)

References

Endlicher, S.L. 1833. Prodromus florae Norfolkicae, sive, Catalogus stirpium quae in Insula Norfolk annis 1804 et 1805. Vindobonae (Vienna). Fridericum Beck BHL Reference page. (p.20)
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Dichelachne in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Dichelachne. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7.
Tropicos.org 2013. Dichelachne. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Dichelachne. Published online. Accessed: 7 Dec. 2013.

Dichelachne is a genus of Australian, Indonesian, and Pacific Island plants in the grass family. They are known commonly as plumegrasses.[2][3][4]
Species

The genus includes the following species:[5][6]

Dichelachne crinita - longhair plumegrass, clovenfoot plumegrass - Australia (incl Norfolk I), New Guinea, New Zealand (incl Chatham Is + Kermadec Is)
Dichelachne hirtella - New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia
Dichelachne inaequiglumis - Australia, New Zealand
Dichelachne lautumia - South I of New Zealand
Dichelachne micrantha - shorthair plumegrass - Australia (incl Norfolk I), New Guinea, New Zealand (North I + Kermadec Is), Rapa Iti, Easter I
Dichelachne parva - Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania
Dichelachne rara - Australia, New Guinea, Lesser Sunda Is
Dichelachne robusta - New South Wales, Victoria
Dichelachne sieberiana - Sieber's plumegrass - Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania

Formerly included:[5]

See Anemanthele, Austrostipa, Calamagrostis, Lachnagrostis, and Oryzopsis.

Dichelachne brachyathera - Calamagrostis brachyathera
Dichelachne drummondiana - Lachnagrostis drummondiana
Dichelachne procera Steud. - Anemanthele lessoniana
Dichelachne procera Trin. & Rupr. - Oryzopsis lessoniana
Dichelachne rigida - Anemanthele lessoniana
Dichelachne setacea - Austrostipa setacea
Dichelachne stipoides - Austrostipa stipoides

References

Endlicher, Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus 1833. Prodromus Florae Norfolkicae 20-21 in Latin
Dichelachne. New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Veldkamp, J.F. 1974. A taxonomic revision of Dichelachne Endl. (Gramineae) with some new combination in Stipa L. and Oryzopsis. Blumea 22(1): 5–12.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Dichelachne

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