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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Aveneae
Subtribus: Aveninae
Genus: Gaudinia
Species: G. coarctata – G. fragilis – G. hispanica – G. maroccana
Name

Gaudinia P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 95 (1812)
Type species: Gaudinia fragilis (L.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 95 (1812)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Arthrostachya Link, Hort. Berol. 1: 151 (1827)
Falimiria Besser ex Rchb., Consp. Regn. Veg.: 54 (1828)
Cylichnium Dulac, Fl. Hautes-Pyrénées: 68 (1867)
Meringurus Murb., Acta Univ. Lund. 6(1): 27 (1900)

References

Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F.J. (1812) Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 95, 164.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Gaudinia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 11. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Gaudinia. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 11.
Tropicos.org 2013. Gaudinia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 11.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Gaudinia. Published online. Accessed: 11 Dec. 2013.

Gaudinia is a genus of Mediterranean plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5]

The genus name is a tribute to Swiss botanist Jean François Aimé Théophile Philippe Gaudin (1766-1833).

Species[1][6]

Gaudinia coarctata - Azores
Gaudinia fragilis - Mediterranean + nearby regions from Portugal + Morocco to Turkey
Gaudinia hispanica - Spain
Gaudinia maroccana - Morocco

formerly included[1]

see Helictochloa Ventenata

Gaudinia biebersteinii - Ventenata macra
Gaudinia fragilis - Ventenata macra
Gaudinia planiculmis - Helictochloa planiculmis
Gaudinia tenuis - Ventenata dubia

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 95 in Latin
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate XIX (19), figure V (5 a-d) line drawing of Gaudinia fragilis, figure captions on caption page 13
Stace, C. A. & T. G. Tutin. 1978. 'A new species of Gaudinia from Spain'. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 76: 353–356
The Plant List search for Gaudinia

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