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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: Scrotochloa
Species: S. tararaensis – S. urceolata

Scrotochloa Judz., Phytologia 56: 299 (1984)
Type species: Scrotochloa urceolata (Roxb.) Judz., Phytologia 56: 300 (1984)


Judziewicz, E.J. (1984) Phytologia 56(4): 299.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Scrotochloa 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, Scrotochloa. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. 2013. Scrotochloa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Scrotochloa. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Scrotochloa is a genus of Asian, Australian, and Papuasian plants in the grass family.[1][2][3][4]

The genus is closely related to Leptaspis and included inside that group by some authors.[5]


Scrotochloa tararaensis (Jansen) Judz. - New Guinea, Queensland
Scrotochloa urceolata (Roxb.) Judz. - New Guinea, Queensland, Solomon Islands, Bismarck Archipelago, Philippines, Malaysia, Java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka


Judziewicz, Emmet Joseph. 1984. Phytologia 56(4): 299-304 in English with Latin generic description; photo of specimen of Scrotochloa urceolata on page 304
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Atlas of Living Australia, Scrotochloa Judz.
Soderstrom, T. R., R. P. Ellis & E. J. Judziewicz. 1987. The Phareae and Streptogyneae (Poaceae) of Sri Lanka: a morphological-anatomical study. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 65: 1–27.
The Plant List search for Scrotochloa
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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