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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Oryzoideae
Tribus: Oryzeae
Subtribus: Zizaniinae
Genus: Luziola
Species: L. bahiensis – L. brasiliana – L. brasiliensis – L. caespitosa – L. divergens – L. fluitans – L. fragilis – L. gracillima – L. peruviana – L. pittieri – L. spruceana – L. subintegra
Name

Luziola Juss., Gen. Pl.: 33 (1789)
Type species: Luziola peruviana J.F.Gmel., Syst. Nat.: 637 (1791)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Hydrochloa P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 135 (1812).
Caryochloa Trin., Gram. Panic.: 54 (1826).
Arrozia Schrad. ex Kunth, Enum. Pl. 1: 11 (1833).


References

Jussieu, A.L. de (1789) Genera Plantarum 33.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Luziola 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, Luziola. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
Tropicos.org 2013. Luziola. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Luziola. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Luziola (watergrass)[2] is a genus of New World in the grass family, native to North and South America including the West Indies.[3][4][5]

Species[1][6]

Luziola bahiensis (Steud.) Hitchc. - South America (Colombia to Argentina), Greater Antilles, Central America, USA (FL AL MS)
Luziola brasiliana Moric. - Venezuela (Portuguesa, Apure, Bolívar, Barinas, Guárico), Brazil (Piauí, Bahia)
Luziola brasiliensis (Trin.) Swallen - Venezuela (Guárico), Brazil (Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Norte)
Luziola caespitosa Swallen - Brazil (Bahia)
Luziola divergens Swallen - Minas Gerais
Luziola fluitans (Michx.) Terrell & H.Rob. - Mexico, Guatemala, USA (TX LA AR MS AL GA FL NC SC)
Luziola fragilis Swallen - Costa Rica, Venezuela (Guárico), Bolivia (Beni), Brazil (Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Paraná)
Luziola gracillima Prodoehl - Mexico, Paraguay, Argentina
Luziola peruviana J.F.Gmel. - Cuba; Latin America from Mexico to Uruguay; naturalized in United States (TX LA FL)
Luziola spruceana Benth. ex Döll - Honduras, Trinidad, Brazil, Paraguay
Luziola subintegra Swallen - from Mexico + Greater Antilles to Paraguay; naturalized in Florida

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"Luziola". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de. 1789. Genera Plantarum page 33 in Latin
Tropicos, Luziola Juss.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps

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