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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: Ratzeburgiinae
Genus: Mnesithea
Species: (27 sensu Simon (et al.) (2013))
M. clarkei – M. cylindrica – M. formosa – M. geminata – M. glandulosa – M. granularis – M. helferi – M. impressa – M. khasiana – M. laevis – M. laevispica – M. lepidura – M. mollicoma – M. nigrescens – M. parodiana – M. pilosa – M. ramosa – M. rottboellioides – M. rugosa – M. selloana – M. striata – M. subgibbosa – M. sulcata – M. tessellata – M. thailandica – M. tuberculosa – M. veldkampii
Name

Mnesithea Kunth, Révis. Gramin. 1: 153 (1829)
Type species: Mnesithea laevis (Retz.]) Kunth, Révis. Gramin. 1: 154 (1829)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Diperium Desv., Mém. Soc. Agric. Angers 1: 180 (1831)
Coelorachis [Brongn.] in L.I.Duperrey, Voy. Monde, Phan.: 64 (1831)
Hackelochloa Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 776 (1891)

Govaerts (et al.) (2013) include both Coelorachis and Hackelochloa as accepted genera
References

Kunth, K.S. (1829) Révision des Graminées 1: 153.
Traiperm, P., Boonkerd, T., Chantaranothai, P. & Simpson, D.A. (2010) Mnesithea thailandica a new species of Poaceae from Thailand, Kew Bulletin, 65: 2 341-343.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Mnesithea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. 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, Mnesithea. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2.
Tropicos.org 2013. Mnesithea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Mnesithea. Published online. Accessed: 2 Dec. 2013.
Mnesithea, or jointtail grass, is a genus of Asian, Australian, and Pacific Island plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5][6]

Species[1][7]

Mnesithea annua (Lazarides) de Koning & Sosef - Western Australia
Mnesithea formosa (R.Br.) de Koning & Sosef - Lesser Sunda Islands, New Guinea, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland
Mnesithea laevis (Retz.) Kunth - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan, Japan incl Nansei-shotō, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Pacific Islands
Mnesithea mollicoma (Hance) A.Camus - Guangdong, Guangxi, Thailand, Vietnam, Palawan, Java, Malaysia, Philippines, Sulawesi
Mnesithea pilosa B.K.Simon - Queensland
Mnesithea × thailandica Traiperm & Boonkerd - Thailand
Mnesithea veldkampii Potdar, S.P.Gaikwad, Salunkhe & S.R.Yadav - Maharashtra

formerly included[1]

see Coelorachis Hackelochloa Heteropholis Ophiuros Ratzeburgia Rhytachne Rottboellia

Mnesithea afraurita - Coelorachis afraurita
Mnesithea aurita - Coelorachis aurita
Mnesithea balansae - Coelorachis balansae
Mnesithea benoistii - Heteropholis benoistii
Mnesithea cancellata - Coelorachis cancellata
Mnesithea capensis - Coelorachis capensis
Mnesithea clarkei - Coelorachis clarkei
Mnesithea cylindrica - Coelorachis cylindrica
Mnesithea exaltata - Ophiuros exaltatus
Mnesithea geminata - Coelorachis geminata
Mnesithea glandulosa - Coelorachis glandulosa
Mnesithea granularis - Hackelochloa granularis
Mnesithea helferi - Coelorachis helferi
Mnesithea impressa - Coelorachis impressa
Mnesithea khasiana - Coelorachis khasiana
Mnesithea laevispica - Rottboellia laevispica
Mnesithea lepidura - Coelorachis lepidura
Mnesithea merguensis - Coelorachis striata
Mnesithea nigrescens - Heteropholis nigrescens
Mnesithea parodiana - Coelorachis parodiana
Mnesithea pulcherrima - Ratzeburgia pulcherrima
Mnesithea ramosa - Coelorachis ramosa
Mnesithea rottboellioides - Coelorachis rottboellioides
Mnesithea rugosa - Coelorachis rugosa
Mnesithea rupincola - Coelorachis helferi
Mnesithea selloana - Coelorachis selloana
Mnesithea striata - Coelorachis striata
Mnesithea subgibbosa - Rhytachne subgibbosa
Mnesithea sulcata - Heteropholis sulcata
Mnesithea tessellata - Coelorachis tessellata
Mnesithea tuberculosa - Coelorachis tuberculosa

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Kunth, Karl Sigismund . 1829. Révision des Graminées 1: 153-154 in Latin
Tropicos, Mnesithea Kunth
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 642 毛俭草属 mao jian cao shu Mnesithea Kunth, Révis. Gramin. 1: 153. 1829.
Atlas of Living Australia, Mnesithea Kunth, Jointtail Grass
The Plant List search for Mnesithea

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