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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: Hubbardochloinae
Genus: Dignathia
Species: D. aristata – D. ciliata – D. gracilis – D. hirtella – D. villosa

Dignathia Stapf, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 30: t. 2950 (1911)
Type species: Dignathia gracilis Stapf, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 30: t. 2950 (1911)


Stapf, O. (1911) Hooker's Icones Plantarum 30: t. 2950.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Dignathia 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, Dignathia. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10.
Tropicos.org 2013. Dignathia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Dignathia. Published online. Accessed: 10 Nov. 2013.

Dignathia is a genus of African and Asian plants in the grass family.[1][2][3]


Dignathia aristata Cope - Kenya
Dignathia ciliata C.E.Hubb. - Ethiopia, Somalia
Dignathia gracilis Stapf - Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique
Dignathia hirtella Stapf - Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Oman, Yemen, Gujarat
Dignathia villosa C.E.Hubb. - Ethiopia, Somalia


Stapf, Otto 1911. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 30: plate 2950 + 3 subsequent text pages descriptions in Latin, commentary + figure captions in English; line drawings of Dignathia gracilis (figures 1-12) and Dignathia hirtella (figure 13)
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Peterson, P. M., K. Romaschenko & Y. Herrera Arrieta. 2014. A molecular phylogeny and classification of the Cteniinae, Farragininae, Gouiniinae, Gymnopogoninae, Perotidinae, and Trichoneurinae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae). Taxon 63(2): 275–286
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Dignathia
Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

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