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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Traginae
Genus: Monelytrum
Species: M. luederitzianum
Name

Monelytrum Hack., Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 140 (1888)
monotypic taxon

References

Hackel, E. {1888) Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins für die Provinz Brandenburg und die Angrenzenden Länder 30: 140.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Monelytrum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Monelytrum. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
Tropicos.org 2013. Monelytrum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 13 Nov. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Monelytrum. Published online. Accessed: 13 Nov. 2013.

Monelytrum is a monotypic genus of grass in the family Poaceae. Its sole species, Monelytrum luederitzianum (commonly known in English as Lüderitz grass)[4] is endemic to Namibia.[2][3] Both common and scientific names were named for the city of Lüderitz, located in the far south of Namibia.
References

The genus Monelytrum was first named and described by Eduard Hackel (1850–1926) in the publication Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins für die Provinz Brandenburg und die Angrenzenden Länder 30: 140. in 1888. "Name - Monelytrum Hack". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
"Name - Monelytrum luederitzianum Hack". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved May 10, 2011. "as Monelytrum "Lüderitzianum" ; Distribution: Namibia"
Published In: Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew 1934: 197. "Name - Monelytrum annuum Gooss". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved May 10, 2011. "Namibia"
Klaassen, E.S. & Craven, P. (2003). Checklist of grasses in Namibia (PDF). Pretoria, SA & Windhoek, Namibia: Southern African Botanical Diversity Network (SABONET). p. 124 (p.133 of PDF. ISBN 99916-63-16-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 23, 2012. Retrieved May 10, 2011.

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