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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Anomochlooideae
Tribus: Streptochaeteae
Genus: Streptochaeta
Species: S. angustifolia – S. sodiroana – S. spicata
Name

Streptochaeta Schrad. ex Nees in C.F.P.von Martius, Fl. Bras. Enum. Pl. 2: 536 (1829)
Type species: Streptochaeta spicata Schrad. ex Nees in C.F.P.von Martius, Fl. Bras. Enum. Pl. 2: 537 (1829)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Lepideilema Trin., Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 1: 93 (1830).

References

Schrader, H.A. (1829) Flora Brasiliensis seu Enumeratio Plantarum 2(1): 536.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Streptochaeta in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 21. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Streptochaeta. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 25.
Tropicos.org 2013. Streptochaeta. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 21.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Streptochaeta. Published online. Accessed: 21. Sept. 2013.

Vernacular names

Streptochaeta is a genus of plants in the grass family. It is the only genus in the tribe Streptochaeteae of the family Poaceae.[2][3][4]

The species of Streptochaeta are native to Neotropical realm regions of North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and/or South America.

Species

Species include:[1]

Streptochaeta angustifolia Soderstr. — endemic to Espírito Santo state of southeastern Brazil, not seen in wild since 1972 and possibly an extinct species.
Streptochaeta sodiroana Hack. — Chiapas and Tabasco states of southern Mexico; all Central American countries except El Salvador; Ecuador; Peru; and Venezuela.
Streptochaeta spicata Schrad. ex Nees in C.F.P.von Martius — widespread from Veracruz (México), the Caribbean to Trinidad island, and South America to Paraguay.

See also

Grasses of North America
Grasses of South America

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel. 1829. Flora Brasiliensis seu Enumeratio Plantarum 2(1): 536-538 in Latin
Tropicos, Streptochaeta Schrad. ex Nees
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora

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