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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: Zeugiteae
Genus: Zeugites
Species: Z. americanus – Z. capillaris – Z. hackelii – Z. hintonii – Z. latifolius – Z. munroanus – Z. panamensis – Z. pittieri – Z. sagittatus – Z. smilacifolius

Zeugites P.Browne, Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 341 (1756), nom. cons.
Type species: Zeugites americanus Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 204 (1805)


Browne, P. (1756) The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts 341.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Zeugites in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Zeugites. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
Tropicos.org 2013. Zeugites. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Zeugites. Published online. Accessed: 27 Oct. 2013.

Zeugites is a genus of North American plants in the grass family. Its species are native to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, and/or South America.[2][3]


Species of Zeugites include:[1][4]

Zeugites americanus Willd. - from Mexico to Bolivia, and Greater Antilles in Caribbean
Zeugites capillaris (Hitchc.) Swallen - Jalisco, Colima, México State, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz (México).
Zeugites hackelii Swallen - Michoacán, Sinaloa, Jalisco, México State (México).
Zeugites hintonii Hartley - México State
Zeugites latifolius (E.Fourn.) Hemsl. - Jalisco, Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas (México), and Honduras
Zeugites munroanus Hemsl. - Guatemala, El Salvador; and Chiapas, Veracruz (México).
Zeugites panamensis Swallen - Costa Rica, Panama
Zeugites pittieri Hack. - from Chiapas (México) to Panama
Zeugites sagittatus Hartley - México State
Zeugites smilacifolius Scribn. - Michoacán, Morelos, México State, Guerrero, Jalisco (México).

Former species

Species formerly in Zeugites include:[1]

Zeugites sylvaticus - Calderonella sylvatica


Kew World checklist of Selected Plant Families
Browne, Patrick. 1756. Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts, page 341
Tropicos, Zeugites P. Browne
The Plant List search for Zeugites

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