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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Oryzoideae
Tribus: Oryzeae
Subtribus: Zizaniinae
Genus: Potamophila
Species: P. parviflora
Name

Potamophila R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 211 (1810).
monotypic taxon

References

Brown. R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 211.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Potamophila in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. 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, Potamophila. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
Tropicos.org 2013. Potamophila. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Potamophila. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Potamophila is a genus of Australian plants in the grass family.[2]

The only known species is Potamophila parviflora.[3][4][5][6] It is endemic to New South Wales.[7] Common names include Hastings River reed.[8]

This species is a reedlike aquatic perennial grass growing up to 1.5 meters tall. It grows in and next to rivers.[6]

It is a member of the rice tribe, Oryzeae.[5] Among its closest relatives are the wild rice species of genus Zizania.[9]
References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Potamophila R.Br.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Ge, S., et al. (2002). A phylogeny of the rice tribe Oryzeae (Poaceae) based on matK sequence data. American Journal of Botany 89(12) 1967-72.
Guo, Y. and S. Ge. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of Oryzeae (Poaceae) based on DNA sequences from chloroplast, mitochondrial, and nuclear genomes. American Journal of Botany 92(9) 1548-58.
Abedinia, M., et al. (1998). Distribution and phylogeny of Potamophila parviflora R.Br., a wild relative of rice from eastern Australia. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 45 399-406.
Genus Potamophila. New South Wales Flora Online. National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
"Potamophila parviflora". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 25 January 2018.
Potamophila parviflora R.Br. The Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
Henry, R. J. Plant Resources for Food, Fuel and Conservation. Earthscan. 2010. pg. 27.

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