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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pharoideae
Tribus: Phareae
Genus: Pharus
Species: P. ecuadoricus – P. lappulaceus – P. latifolius – P. mezii – P. parvifolius – P. virescens – P. vittatus

Pharus P.Browne, Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 344 (1756)
Type species: Pharus latifolius L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1269 (1759)


Browne, P. (1756) The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts 344, pl. 38, f. 3.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Pharus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, (Poaceae) Pharus (Poaceae). Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. 2013. Pharus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Pharus. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Pharus, the stalkgrasses,[3] is a genus of Neotropical plants in the grass family.[4][5]


Pharus ecuadoricus Judz. - Ecuador
Pharus lappulaceus Aubl. - Americas from Florida + San Luis Potosí to Uruguay
Pharus latifolius L. - Americas from Cuba + Veracruz to Bolivia
Pharus mezii Prodoehl - southern Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador
Pharus parvifolius Nash - southern Mexico, Central America, northern South America, West Indies
Pharus virescens Döll - Central America, northern South America
Pharus vittatus Lem. - Central America, Colombia

formerly included

[6] see Hygroryza Leersia Leptaspis Scrotochloa

Pharus aristatus - Hygroryza aristata
Pharus banksii - Leptaspis banksii
Pharus ciliatus - Leersia hexandra
Pharus natans - Hygroryza aristata
Pharus urceolatus - Scrotochloa urceolata


Browne, Patrick 1756. Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts, page 344 description in Latin, commentary in English
Tropicos, Pharus P.Browne
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Pharus". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
Emmet J. Judziewicz & Lynn G. Clark (2007). "Classification and biogeography of New World grasses: Anomochlooideae, Pharoideae, Ehrhartoideae, and Bambusoideae". Aliso. 23: 303–314. doi:10.5642/aliso.20072301.25.
Judziewicz, E. J. 1994. 22. Pharus P. Browne. 6: 218–220. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F..
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Pharus
Funk, V. A., P. E. Berry, S. Alexander, T. H. Hollowell & C. L. Kelloff. 2007. Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 55: 1–584
Catasus Guerra, L. 1997. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, I. Fontqueria 46: [i–ii], 1–259.

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