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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: Perotidinae
Genus: Perotis
Species: P. acanthoneuron – P. arenacea – P. clarksonii – P. flavidodula – P. hildebrandtii – P. hordeiformis – P. humbertii – P. indica – P. inermis – P. leptopus – P. ornithocephala – P. patens – P. pilosa – P. rara – P. scabra – P. somalensis – P. vaginata

Name

Perotis Aiton, Hort. Kew. 1: 85 (1789)
Type species: Perotis indica (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 787 (1891)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Xystidium Trin., Fund. Agrost.: 102 (1820).
Diplachyrium Nees, Flora 11: 303 (1828).
Holboellia Hook., Bot. Misc. 2: 144 (1831), nom. illeg.
Lopholepis Decne., Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 1: 147 (1839).
Toliara Judz., Adansonia, sér. 3, 31: 274 (2009).

References

Aiton, W. 1789. Hortus Kewensis 1: 85.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2016. Perotis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Jan. 7. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, (Poaceae) Perotis (Poaceae). Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
Tropicos.org 2013. Perotis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Perotis. Published online. Accessed: 13 Nov. 2013.

Perotis is a genus of Asian, African, and Australian plants in the grass family.[2][3]

Species[1][4]

Perotis acanthoneuron Cope - Somalia
Perotis clarksonii Veldkamp - Queensland
Perotis flavinodula Mez - Tanzania
Perotis hildebrandtii Mez - West Africa (Sierra Leone to Nigeria), East Africa (Ethiopia to Tanzania), Madagascar, Seychelles
Perotis hordeiformis Nees ex Hook. & Arn. - China, Southeast Asia, Indian Subcontinent, New Guinea
Perotis humbertii A.Camus - Madagascar
Perotis indica (L.) Kuntze - China, Southeast Asia, Indian Subcontinent, New Guinea, Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Réunion
Perotis leptopus Pilg. - from Tanzania to Namibia
Perotis patens Gand. - Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar
Perotis pilosa Cope - Kenya
Perotis rara R.Br. - China, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia
Perotis scabra Willd. ex Trin. - Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso
Perotis somalensis Chiov. - Somalia
Perotis vaginata Hack. - from Burundi to Namibia

formerly included[1]

see Chaetium Mosdenia Pennisetum Pogonatherum

Perotis cubana - Chaetium cubanum
Perotis latifolia Eckl. ex Steud. 1841 not Aiton 1789 - Pennisetum macrourum
Perotis phleoides - Mosdenia leptostachys
Perotis polystachya - Pogonatherum paniceum

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Aiton, William 1789. Hortus Kewensis 1: 85
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
The Plant List search for Perotis

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