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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: incertae sedis
Genus: Sclerodactylon
Species: S. macrostachyum
Name

Sclerodactylon Stapf, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1911: 318 (1911)
monotypic taxon

References

Stapf, O. (1911) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew 1911: 318.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Sclerodactylon in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 20. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Sclerodactylon. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 20.
Tropicos.org 2013. Sclerodactylon. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 20.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Sclerodactylon. Published online. Accessed: 20 Nov. 2013.
GBIF.

Sclerodactylon is a genus of plants in the grass family, native to eastern Africa and to various islands in the Indian Ocean.[2][3]

Species

The only known species is Sclerodactylon macrostachyum, native to Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Aldabra, Seychelles, and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.[1][4][5][6]

formerly included[1]

see Acrachne

Sclerodactylon micrandrum - Acrachne racemosa

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Stapf, Otto. 1911. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew 1911: 318-319 descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.
Fosberg, F.R. & Renvoize, S.A. (1980). The Flora of Aldabra and neighbouring islands: 1-358. Crown, London.
The Plant Lise search for Sclerodactylon

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