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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: incertae sedis
Genus: Eriochrysis
Species: E. brachypogon – E. cayennensis – E. filiformis – E. holcoides – E. laxa – E. pallida – E. purpurata – E. rangacharii – E. villosa – E. warmingiana

Nothospecies: E. × concepcionensis

Eriochrysis P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 8 (1812)
Type species: Eriochrysis cayennensis P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 8 (1812)


Leptosaccharum (Hack.)A.Camus, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 70: 736 (1923)


Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F.J. (1812) Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 8.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Eriochrysis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, (Poaceae) Eriochrysis (Poaceae). Published online. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2. 2013. Eriochrysis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 2 Dec. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Eriochrysis. Published online. Accessed: 2 Dec. 2013.

Eriochrysis is a genus of African and Neotropical plants in the grass family.[2][3][4]


Eriochrysis brachypogon (Stapf) Stapf - tropical + southern Africa - from Senegal to Swaziland
Eriochrysis cayennensis P.Beauv. - tropical Americas from Chiapas to Uruguay
Eriochrysis × concepcionensis Killeen - Bolivia, Brazil (E. cayennensis × E. laxa)
Eriochrysis filiformis (Hack.) Filg. - Brazil, Paraguay
Eriochrysis holcoides (Nees) Kuhlm. - Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay
Eriochrysis laxa Swallen - Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina
Eriochrysis pallida Munro - tropical + southern Africa - from Guinea to KwaZulu-Natal
Eriochrysis purpurata (Rendle) Stapf - tropical Africa from Congo Rep to Zimbabwe
Eriochrysis rangacharii C.E.C.Fisch. - Tamil Nadu
Eriochrysis villosa Swallen - Brazil (Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul)
Eriochrysis warmingiana (Hack.) Kuhlm. - Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia

formerly included[1]

see Miscanthus Saccharum

Eriochrysis attenuata - Miscanthus fuscus
Eriochrysis fusca - Miscanthus fuscus
Eriochrysis giordaniana - Saccharum narenga
Eriochrysis longifolia - Saccharum fallax
Eriochrysis narenga - Saccharum narenga
Eriochrysis porphyrocoma - Saccharum narenga


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie pages 8-9 description in Latin, commentary in French
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate IV (4), figure XI (11 a-e at lower right) line drawing of Eriochrysis cayennensis; figure captions on caption page 5
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
The Plant List search for Eriochrysis

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