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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: Pentameris
Species: (83 sensu Simon (2013))
P. acinosa – P. airoides – P. alticola – P. ampla – P. andringitrensis – P. argentea – P. aristidoides – P. aristifolia – P. aspera – P. aurea – P. bachmanii – P. barbata – P. basutorum – P. borussica – P. calcicola – P. capensis – P. capillaris – P. caulescens – P. chippindalliae – P. chrysurus – P. cirrhulosa – P. clavata – P. colorata – P. curvifolia – P. densifolia – P. dentata – P. distichophylla – P. dolichochaeta – P. ecklonii – P. elegans – P. ellisii – P. eriostoma – P. exserta – P. galpinii – P. glacialis – P. glandulosa – P. heptameris – P. hirtiglumis – P. holciformis – P. horrida – P. humbertii – P. insularis – P. lima – P. longiglumis – P. longipes – P. macrocalycina – P. malouinensis – P. microphylla – P. minor – P. montana – P. natalensis – P. obtusifolia – P. oreodoxa – P. oreophila – P. pallescens – P. pallida – P. patula – P. pholiuroides – P. pictigluma – P. praecox – P. pseudopallescens – P. pungens – P. pusilla – P. pyrophila – P. reflexa – P. rigidissima – P. rosea – P. rupestris – P. scabra – P. scandens – P. setifolia – P. swartbergensis – P. thuarii – P. tomentella – P. tortuosa – P. trifida – P. triseta – P. trisetoides – P. tysonii – P. uniflora – P. velutina – P. veneta – P. viscidula
Name

Pentameris P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 92 (1812)
Type species: Pentameris thuarii P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 93 (1812)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Prionanthium Desv., Mém. Soc. Agric. Angers 1: 168 (1831).
Prionachne Nees in J.Lindley, Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot., ed. 2: 447 (1836).
Chondrolaena Nees, Fl. Afr. Austral. Ill.: 133 (1841).
Achneria Munro in W.H.Harvey, Gen. S. Afr. Pl., ed. 2: 449 (1868), nom. illeg.
Pentaschistis Stapf in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 7: 480 (1899)
Afrachneria Sprague, J. Bot. 60: 138 (1922).
Poagrostis Stapf in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 7: 480 (1899)

References

Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F.J. (1812) Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 92, t. 18, f. 8.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Pentameris in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Pentameris. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31.
Tropicos.org 2013. Pentameris. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Pentameris. Published online. Accessed: 31 Oct. 2013.

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