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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: Tripogoninae
Genus: Oropetium
Species: O. aristatum – O. capense – O. minimum – O. roxburghianus – O. thomaeum – O. villosulum
Name

Oropetium Trin., Fund. Agrost.: 98 (1820)
Type species: Oropetium thomaeum (L.f.) Trin., Fund. Agrost.: 98 (1820)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Lepturella Stapf, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 58(8): 222 (1911 publ. 1912).
Chaetostichium C.E.Hubb., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 34: t. 3341 (1937).

References

Trinius, C.B. von (1820) Fundamenta Agrostographiae 98, pl. 3.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Oropetium in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 3. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Oropetium. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 3.
Tropicos.org 2013. Oropetium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 3.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Oropetium. Published online. Accessed: 3 Nov. 2013.

Oropetium is a genus of Asian and African plants in the grass family.[2][3][4]

Species[1][5]

Oropetium aristatum (Stapf) Pilg. - tropical West Africa
Oropetium capense Stapf - Arabian Peninsula, desert and near-desert regions of Africa
Oropetium minimum (Hochst.) Pilg. - Arabian Peninsula, eastern + northeastern Africa
Oropetium roxburghianum (Schult.) S.M.Phillips - India
Oropetium thomaeum (L.f.) Trin. - eastern + northeastern Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Myanmar, Vietnam
Oropetium villosulum Stapf ex Bor - India

Formerly included[1]

see Tripogon

Oropetium africanum - Tripogon africanus

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Trinius, Carl Bernhard von. 1820. Fundamenta Agrostographiae page 98, plate 3
Tropicos, Oropetium Trin.
Phillips, S. M. 1975. A review of the genus Oropetium (Gramineae). Kew Bull. 30(3): 467–470
The Plant List search for Oropetium

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