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lassification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Aveneae
Subtribus: Echinopogoninae
Genus: Echinopogon
Species: E. caespitosus – E. cheelii – E. intermedius – E. mckiei – E. nutans – E. ovatus – E. phleoides
Name

Echinopogon P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 42 (1812)
Type species: Echinopogon ovatus (G.Forst.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 42 (1812)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Hystericina Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 35 (1853)

References

Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F.J. (1812) Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 42, 148, 161.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Echinopogon 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, Echinopogon. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7.
Tropicos.org 2013. Echinopogon. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Echinopogon. Published online. Accessed: 7 Dec. 2013.

Echinopogon is a genus of grasses native to Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and New Zealand.[1][3] They are known commonly as hedgehog grasses.[4]

They are perennial grasses with bristly panicles.[5]

Species[2]

Echinopogon caespitosus - bushy hedgehog grass, tufted hedgehog grass - Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria
Echinopogon cheelii - longflower hedgehog grass - New South Wales, Victoria
Echinopogon intermedius - erect hedgehog grass - Queensland, New South Wales
Echinopogon mckiei - New South Wales
Echinopogon nutans - Queensland, New South Wales, New Guinea
Echinopogon ovatus - forest hedgehog grass - New Guinea, Australia (all 6 states plus Norfolk Island), Lesser Sunda Islands, New Zealand (North + South + Chatham Islands)
Echinopogon phleoides - Northern Tablelands of New South Wales

formerly included[2]

see Calamagrostis

Echinopogon gunnianus - Calamagrostis gunniana

References

Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie page 42 description in Latin, commentary in French
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate IX (9), figure V (5) line drawing of Echinopogon ovatus; figure captions in French on caption page 7
Atlas of Living Australia, Echinopogon P.Beauv. Hedgehog Grasses
Echinopogon. New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

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