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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: Scleropogoninae
Genus: Scleropogon
Species: S. brevifloius
Name

Scleropogon Phil., Anales Univ. Chile 36: 205 (1870)
monotypic taxon

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Lesourdia E.Fourn., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 27: 102 (1880).

References

Philippi, R.A. (1870) Anales de la Universidad de Chile 36: 205.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Scleropogon in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Scleropogon. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
Tropicos.org 2013. Scleropogon. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Scleropogon. Published online. Accessed: 13 Nov. 2013.
Scleropogon is a monotypic genus of grass which includes the sole species Scleropogon brevifolius, or burrograss. This grass is found in two areas of the world, in North America from the southwestern United States to central Mexico and in South America in Chile and Argentina. This is a perennial mat-forming grass with sharp, tufted leaves and firm awns. This grass may be dioecious, with staminate and pistillate plants growing in separate colonies.
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