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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Bambusoideae
Tribus: Olyreae
Subtribus: Olyrinae
Genus: Ekmanochloa
Species: E. aristata – E. subaphylla
Name

Ekmanochloa Hitchc., Man. Grasses W. Ind. 374 (1936)
Type species: Ekmanochloa subaphylla Hitchc., Man. Grasses W. Ind. 375 (1936)

References

Hitchcock, A.S. (1936) Manual of the grasses of the West Indies 374–375.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Ekmanochloa in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 21. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Ekmanochloa. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 21.
Tropicos.org 2013. Ekmanochloa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 21.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Ekmanochloa. Published online. Accessed: 21 Nov. 2013.

Ekmanochloa is a genus of plants in the grass family endemic to Cuba.[1][2]
Description

Its habit is a perennial grass. Culms are erect; 38–63.25–100 cm long. Culm-nodes are constricted or swollen. Leaves are differentiated into sheath and blade, or with blades commonly suppressed, transferring photosynthetic function to sheath and culm. Leaf-blades are linear or lanceolate.[3]
Species

Species include:[4] [5][6]

Ekmanochloa aristata Ekman — Sierra de Moa.
Ekmanochloa subaphylla C.L.Hitchc. — Sierra de Nipe.

References

Hitchcock, Albert Spear. 1936. Manual of the grasses of the West Indies 374–375. United States Bureau of Plant Industries, Miscellaneous Publication No. 243
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
"RBG Kew: GrassBase - EkmanochloaDescription". www.kew.org. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Zuloaga, F. O., O. Morrone & E. J. Judziewicz. 1993. Endemic herbaceous bamboo genera of Cuba (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Olyreae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 80(4): 846–861
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