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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: Paniceae
Subtribus: Anthephorinae
Genus: Megaloprotachne
Species: M. albescens

Megaloprotachne C.E.Hubb., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1929: 320 (1929)
monotypic taxon


Hubbard, C.E. (1929) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew 1929: 320–321.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Megaloprotachne 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, Megaloprotachne. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
Tropicos.org 2013. Megaloprotachne. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Megaloprotachne. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Megaloprotachne is a genus of African plants in the grass family.[2][3][4] The only known species is Megaloprotachne albescens, native to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa (Northern Cape, North West, and Limpopo)[1][5][6][7][8]


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Hubbard, Charles Edward 1929. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew 1929: 320–321
Tropicos, Megaloprotachne C.E.Hubb.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Sibis, Sanbi, distribution map for Megaloprotachne albescens Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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