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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: Paniceae
Subtribus: Melinidinae
Genus: Tricholaena
Species: T. capensis – T. monachne – T. teneriffae – T. vestita

Tricholaena Schrad. in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Mant. 2: 8, 163 (1824)

Type species: Tricholaena teneriffae (L.f.) Link, Handbuch 1: 91 (1829) as synonym Tricholaena micrantha Schrad. (1824)


Melinis sect. Tricholaena (Schrad.) Hack.
Panicum sect. Tricholaena (Schrad.) Steud.
Xyochlaena Stapf in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 16 (1917)
Eremochlamys Peter, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 40(1 Anh.): 164 (1930)


Schrader, H.A. 1824. Mantissa 2: 8, 163.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Tricholaena in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sept. 16. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Tricholaena. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 30.
Tropicos.org 2013. Tricholaena. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 30.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Tricholaena. Published online. Accessed: 30 Nov. 2013.

Tricholaena is a genus of Asian, African, and Italian plants in the grass family.[3][1][4][5]


Tricholaena capensis (Licht. ex Roem. & Schult.) Nees - Free State, Namibia, Cape Province
Tricholaena monachne (Trin.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. - drier parts of Africa from Kenya to Cape Province; also Ghana, Togo, Madagascar, Réunion, Pakistan
Tricholaena teneriffae (L.f.) Link - drier parts of Africa from Morocco to Egypt to Tanzania; Canary Islands; Cape Verde, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East, India, Pakistan, Calabria, Sicily[7]
Tricholaena vestita (Balf.f.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. - Socotra

formerly included[2]

see Brachiaria Digitaria Eriachne Melinis Miscanthus Paspalum Saccharum

Tricholaena abbreviata - Brachiaria serrata
Tricholaena amethystea - Melinis amethystea
Tricholaena atropurpurea - Melinis repens
Tricholaena bellespicata - Melinis longiseta subsp. bellespicata
Tricholaena brevipila - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena busseana - Melinis nerviglumis
Tricholaena chevalieri - Melinis nerviglumis
Tricholaena chinensis - Eriachne pallescens
Tricholaena congoensis - Melinis nerviglumis
Tricholaena dregeana - Melinis repens
Tricholaena filifolia - Melinis nerviglumis
Tricholaena fragilis - Melinis repens
Tricholaena fusca - Miscanthus fuscus
Tricholaena grandiflora - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena grandiflora var. collina - Melinis repens subsp. repens
Tricholaena grandiflora var. glabrescens - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena insularis - Digitaria insularis
Tricholaena longiseta - Melinis longiseta
Tricholaena maroccana - Melinis repens subsp. maroccana
Tricholaena melinioides - Melinis longiseta
Tricholaena microstachya - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena microstachya var. albicoma - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena minutiflora - Melinis longiseta
Tricholaena monachyron - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena nerviglumis - Melinis nerviglumis
Tricholaena obtecta - Paspalum humboldtianum
Tricholaena repens - Melinis repens
Tricholaena rhodesiana - Melinis nerviglumis
Tricholaena rosea - Melinis repens
Tricholaena ruficoma - Melinis repens
Tricholaena rupicola - Melinis rupicola
Tricholaena saccharoides - Digitaria insularis
Tricholaena scabrida - Melinis scabrida
Tricholaena semidecumbens - Saccharum spontaneum
Tricholaena setifolia - Melinis nerviglumis
Tricholaena sphacelata - Melinis repens
Tricholaena tanatricha - Melinis tanatricha
Tricholaena tonsa - Melinis repens
Tricholaena tuberculosa - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena uniglumis - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena villosa - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora
Tricholaena violacea - Melinis repens
Tricholaena wightii - Melinis repens subsp. grandiflora


Tropicos, Tricholaena Schrad.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Schrader, Heinrich Adolph. 1824. Mantissa 2: 8, 163-165 in Latin
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Flora of Pakistan, Tricholaena Schrad. in Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 2. Mant.: 163. 1824.
The Plant List search for Tricholaena
Altervista Flora Italiana, Panico di Tenerife, Tricholaena teneriffae (L.f.) Link

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