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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: Rottboelliinae
Genus: Rottboellia
Species: R. cochinchinensis – R. coelorachis – R. goalparensis – R. laevispica – R. paradoxa – R. purpurascens
Name

Rottboellia L.f., Suppl. Pl.: 13 (1782), nom. cons.
Type species: Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Clayton, Kew Bull. 35: 817 (1981)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Stegosia Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 34, 51 (1790)
Cymbachne Retz., Observ. Bot. 6: 36 (1791)
Robynsiochloa Jacq.-Fél., J. Agric. Trop. Bot. Appl. 7: 406 (1960)

References

Linneaus, C. von f. (1782) Supplementum Plantarum 13, 114.
Veldkamp J.F., de Koning R., & Sosef M.S.M. (1986) Generic delimitation of Rottboellia and related genera (Gramineae), Blumea, 31, 281-307.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Rottboellia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Rottboellia. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2.
Tropicos.org 2013. Rottboellia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Rottboellia. Published online. Accessed: 2 Dec. 2013.

Rottboellia (commonly called itch grass)[2] is a genus of African, Asian, and Australian plants in the grass family.[3][4][5]

The genus was named in honour of Danish botanist Christen Friis Rottbøll (1727-1797).

Species[1]

Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Clayton - Africa, Asia, Australia
Rottboellia coelorachis G.Forst. - New Caledonia, Vanuatu
Rottboellia goalparensis Bor - Assam
Rottboellia laevispica Keng - Anhui, Jiangsu
Rottboellia paradoxa de Koning & Sosef - Philippines
Rottboellia purpurascens Robyns - tropical Africa

Formerly included[1]

Numerous species now considered better suited to other genera: Chasmopodium, Coelorachis, Elionurus, Eremochloa, Glyphochloa, Hainardia, Hemarthria, Henrardia, Heteropholis, Ischaemum, Lasiurus, Lolium, Loxodera, Manisuris, Mnesithea, Muhlenbergia, Ophiuros, Oropetium, Parapholis, Phacelurus, Pholiurus, Psilurus, Ratzeburgia, Rhytachne, Schizachyrium, Spartina, Stenotaphrum, Thaumastochloa, Urelytrum and Xerochloa.
References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Atlas of Living Australia, itch grass, Rottboellia cochinchinensis (Lour.) Clayton
Linnaeus, Carl von. 1782. Supplementum Plantarum 13-14, 114.
Tropicos, Rottboellia L. f.
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 644 筒轴茅属 tong zhou mao shu Rottboellia Linnaeus f., Suppl. Pl. 114

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