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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Danthonioideae
Genus: Merxmuellera
Species: M. ambalavaoensis – M. davyi – M. drakensbergensis – M. grandiflora – M. macowanii – M. stereophylla – M. tsaratananensis
Name

Merxmuellera Conert, Senckenberg. Biol. 51: 129 (1970)
Type species: Merxmuellera davyi

References

Conert, H.J. (1970) Senckenbergiana Biologica 51(1–2): 129.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Merxmuellera 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, Merxmuellera. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
Tropicos.org 2013. Merxmuellera. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Merxmuellera. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Merxmuellera is a genus of African plants in the grass family.[1][2] It takes its name from Hermann Merxmueller, a German botanist and taxonomist from the 20th century with a special authority in the African flora.

Species

Merxmuellera contains the following species:[3]

Merxmuellera ambalavaoensis (A.Camus) Conert - Madagascar
Merxmuellera davyi (C.E.Hubb.) Conert - Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo
Merxmuellera drakensbergensis (Schweick.) Conert - Cape Province, Lesotho, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo
Merxmuellera grandiflora (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) H.P.Linder - Ethiopia
Merxmuellera macowanii (Stapf) Conert - Cape Province, Lesotho, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Madagascar
Merxmuellera stereophylla (J.G.Anderson) Conert - Lesotho, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo
Merxmuellera tsaratananensis (A.Camus) Conert - Madagascar

Formerly included
See also: Capeochloa, Ellisochloa, Geochloa, and Tenaxia

Merxmuellera formerly contained the following species:[3]

M. arundinacea - Capeochloa arundinacea
M. aureocephala - Tenaxia aureocephala
M. cincta - Capeochloa cincta
M. decora - Geochloa decora
M. disticha - Tenaxia disticha
M. dura - Tenaxia dura
M. guillarmodiae - Tenaxia guillarmodiae
M. lupulina - Geochloa lupulina
M. papposa - Ellisochloa papposa
M. rangei - Ellisochloa rangei
M. rufa - Geochloa rufa
M. setacea - Capeochloa setacea
M. stricta - Tenaxia stricta

See also

List of Poaceae genera

References

Conert, Hans Joachim. 1970. Senckenbergiana Biologica 51(1–2): 129-133
Tropicos, Merxmuellera Conert
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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