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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: Eleusininae
Genus: Afrotrichloris
Species: A. hyaloptera – A. martinii

Afrotrichloris Chiov., Ann. Bot. (Rome) 13: 371 (1915)
Type species: Afrotrichloris martinii Chiov., Ann. Bot. (Rome) 13: 372 (1914)


Chiovenda, E. (1915) Annali di Botanica 13(3): 371.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Afrotrichloris 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, Afrotrichloris. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27. 2013. Afrotrichloris. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 27.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Afrotrichloris. Published online. Accessed: 27 Oct. 2013.

Afrotrichloris is a genus of East African plants in the grass family.[1][2][3][4]

The type species is named for Ferdinando Martini (1841-1928), who resided as Minister of Colonies and later Governor of Eritrea in the Royal Italian government. .[2]


Afrotrichloris hyaloptera Clayton - Ethiopia, Somalia
Afrotrichloris martinii Chiov. - Somalia

See also

List of Poaceae genera


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 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
Chiovenda, Emilio. 1915. Annali di Botanica 13(3): 371-373 descriptions in Latin, commentary in Italian
Tropicos, Afrotrichloris Chiov.
L. Watson & M. J. Dallwitz, The grass genera of the world, Afrotrichloris Archived July 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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