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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Dactylocteniinae
Genus: Acrachne
Species: A. henrardiana – A. perrieri – A. racemosa

Acrachne Wight et Arn. ex Chiov. Wight & Arn. ex Chiov., Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 8: 361 (1907)
Type species: Acrachne racemosa (B.Heyne ex Roth) Ohwi, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 18: 1 (1947)


Arthrochloa J.W.Lorch, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 39: 490 (1960), nom. illeg.
Camusia J.W.Lorch, Bull. Res. Council Israel Sect. D, Bot. 9: 155 (1961)


Wight, R. & Arnott, G.A.W. (1908) Annuario del Reale Istituto Botanico di Roma 8(3): 361.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Acrachne in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 29. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Acrachne. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27. 2013. Acrachne. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Acrachne. Published online. Accessed: 27 Oct. 2013.

Acrachne is a genus of Asian, African, and Australian plants in the grass family. Species in the genus are commonly known as goosegrass.[4][5]


Acrachne henrardiana (Bor.) S.M. Phillips – Tamil Nadu
Acrachne perrieri (A.Camus) S.M. Phillips – Madagascar
Acrachne racemosa (B.Heyne ex Roem. & Schult) Ohwi – tropical and southern Africa, tropical Asia, northern Australia

formerly included[2]

see Eragrostis

Acrachne vatovae – Eragrostis vatovae

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Chiovenda, Emilio. 1908. Annuario del Reale Istituto Botanico di Roma 8(3): 361
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Tropicos, Acrachne Wight & Arn. ex Chiov.
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. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
Grassbase – The World Online Grass Flora

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