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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: Paspaleae
Subtribus: Arthropogoninae
Genus: Arthropogon
Species: A. filifolius – A. piptostachyus – A. scaber – A. sorengii – A. villosus – A. xerachne

Arthropogon Nees in C.F.P.von Martius, Fl. Bras. Enum. Pl. 2: 319 (1829)
Type species: Arthropogon villosus Nees in C.F.P.von Martius, Fl. Bras. Enum. Pl. 2: 319 (1829)


Achlaena Griseb., Cat. Pl. Cub.: 228 (1866).


Nees von E.C.G.D. (1829) Flora Brasiliensis seu Enumeratio Plantarum, 2(1): 319.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Arthropogon 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.
Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. Arthropogon. Accessed 20 Sept. 2006. 2013. Arthropogon in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 20. 2013. Arthropogon. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 21.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Arthropogon. Published online. Accessed: 21. Sept. 2013.

Arthropogon is a genus of South American and Caribbean bunchgrass plants in the grass family.[4][5][6][7]


Species include:[3][8][9][10]

Arthropogon filifolius Filg. — endemic to Brazil, in Goiás and Minas Gerais states, and the Distrito Federal.
Arthropogon piptostachyus (Griseb.) Pilg. — Cuba, Jamaica.
Arthropogon sorengii Gir.-Cañas — endemic to Colombia, in Vaupés Department.
Arthropogon villosus Nees — Brazil, Bolivia.
Arthropogon xerachne Ekman — endemic to Brazil, in São Paulo and Paraná states.

Formerly included

Some species formerly in Arthropogon are reclassified in the genera Altoparadisium or Canastra, and include:[3]

Arthropogon bolivianus — Altoparadisium scabrum
Arthropogon lanceolatus — Canastra lanceolata
Arthropogon rupestris — Altoparadisium scabrum
Arthropogon scaber — Altoparadisium scabrum

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel 1829 Flora Brasiliensis seu Enumeratio Plantarum 2(1): 319-320 in Latin
illustration from Albert S. Hitchcock, Manual of the grasses of the West Indies. Washington, D.C., United States Government Printing Office, 1936. Figure 100 (page 158).
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Watson L, Dallwitz MJ. (2008). "The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Filgueiras, T. S., G. Davidse, F. O. Zuloaga & O. Morrone. 2001. The establishment of the new genus Altoparadisium and a reevaluation of Arthropogon (Poaceae, Paniceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88(2): 351–372
Filgueiras, T. S. 1982. Taxonomia e distribuicao de Arthropgon Nees (Gramineae). Bradea 3: 303–322
The Plant List search for Arthropogon
Jørgensen, P. M., M. H. Nee & S. G. Beck. 2014. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia. 127(1–2): i–viii, 1–1744. In P. M. Jørgensen, M. H. Nee & S. G. Beck (eds.) Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia, Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis
Espejo Serna, A., A. R. López-Ferrari & J. Valdés-Reyna. 2000. Poaceae. Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas: una Sinopsis Florística 10: 7–236

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