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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Arundinoideae
Tribus: Crinipedeae
Genus: Elytrophorus
Species: E. globularis – E. spicatus
Name

Elytrophorus P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 67 (1812)
Type species: Elytrophorus spicatus (Willd.) A.Camus in H.Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 7: 547 (1923)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Echinalysium Trin., Fund. Agrost.: 142 (1820)

References
Primary references

Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F.J. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie; ou Nouveaux Genres des Graminées; Avec Figures Représentant les Caractéres de tous le Genres. Imprimerie de Fain. BHL Reference page. : 67, pl. 14, f. 2.

Additional references

Ashok K. & Amarjit, S.S. (2013) Taxonomic Description of Elytrophorus spicatus (Willd.) A. Camus (Poaceae: Arundinoideae, Arundineae) from the Shiwaliks of Northern India, Botany Research International, 6 (3): 71–73.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Elytrophorus 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, Elytrophorus. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
Tropicos.org 2013. Elytrophorus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Elytrophorus. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Vernacular names

Elytrophorus is a genus of Asian, African, and Australian plants in the grass family.[2][4][5][6][1][7]

Species[3][8]

Elytrophorus globularis Hack. – Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Limpopo, Namibia
Elytrophorus spicatus (Willd.) A.Camus – tropical Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, Hainan, Yunnan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Australia

References

Atlas of Living Australia, Elytrophorus P.Beauv.
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 67 in Latin
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate XIV (14), figure II (2 a-e) line drawing of Elytrophorus articulatus (syn of E. spicatus); figure captions in French on caption page 10
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 450 总苞草属 zong bao cao shu Elytrophorus P. Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 67. 1812.
Sanbi Red List of South African Plants. Elytrophorus globularis Hack.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
The Plant List search for Elytrophorus

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