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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: Boivinellinae
Genus: Acroceras
Species: A. amplectens – A. attenuatum – A. boivinii – A. bosseri – A. calcicola – A. chaseae – A. diffusum – A. elegans – A. excavatum – A. fluminense – A. gabunense – A. hubbardii – A. ivohibense – A. lateriticum – A. macrum – A. mandrarense – A. manongarivense – A. munroanum – A. parvulum – A. sambiranense – A. seyrigii – A. tenuicaule – A. tonkinense – A. zizanioides

Acroceras Stapf in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 621 (1920)

Type species: Acroceras zizanioides (Kunth) Dandy, J. Bot. 69: 54 (1931)


Commelinidium Stapf in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 627 (1920)
Neohusnotia A.Camus, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 26: 664 (1920)
Setiacis S.L.Chen & Y.X.Jin, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26: 217 (1988)


Stapf, O. 1902. Flora of Tropical Africa 9: 621.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Acroceras in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Oct. 27. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Acroceras. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27. 2013. Acroceras. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 27 Oct. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Acroceras. Published online. Accessed: 27 Oct. 2013.

Acroceras is a genus of tropical and subtropical plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5]

The genus is widespread across warmer parts of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, with a high amount of diversity in Madagascar.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]


Acroceras amplectens
Acroceras attenuatum
Acroceras boivinii
Acroceras bosseri
Acroceras calcicola
Acroceras chaseae
Acroceras diffusum
Acroceras elegans
Acroceras excavatum
Acroceras fluminense
Acroceras gabunense
Acroceras hubbardii
Acroceras ivohibense
Acroceras lateriticum
Acroceras macrum
Acroceras mandrarense
Acroceras manongarivense
Acroceras munroanum
Acroceras parvulum
Acroceras paucispicata
Acroceras sambiranense
Acroceras seyrigii
Acroceras tenuicaule
Acroceras tonkinense
Acroceras zizanioides

formerly included[1]

see Brachiaria Panicum

Acroceras paucispicatum - Brachiaria paucispicata
Acroceras pilgerianum - Panicum pilgerianum

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Stapf, Otto. 1920. Flora of Tropical Africa 9: 621
Tropicos, Acroceras Stapf
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Camus, A. 1946. Lepturus, Acroceras et Brachiaria nouveaux de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 93: 86–89
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 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
"Acroceras". Flora of China – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., R. D. C. Ortiz, R. Callejas Posada & M. Merello. (eds.) 2011. Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 9–939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
Clayton, W. D. & S. A. Renvoize. 1982. Gramineae (Part 3). 451–898. In R. M. Polhill (ed.) Flora of Tropical East Africa. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam
Zon, A. P. M. v. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 92–1(2): 1–557.
Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta
Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

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