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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: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: Germainiinae
Genus: Apocopis
Species: A. anomalus – A. breviglumis – A. burmanicus – A. cochinchinensis – A. collinus – A. courtallumensis – A. floccosus – A. intermedius – A. mangalorensis – A. paleaceus – A. peguensis – A. pulcherrimus – A. schmidianus – A. siamensis – A. vaginatus – A. wrightii


Apocopis Nees, Proc. Linn. Soc. London 1: 93 (1841)

Type species: Apocopis paleaceus (Trin.) Hochr., Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 6: 262 (1910)


Amblyachyrum Hochst. ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 413 (1854)

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Indian subcontinent
Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India Nepal, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya
Regional: China
China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan
Continental: Asia-Tropical
Regional: Southeastern Asia
Borneo, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Regional: Indo-China
Malaya, Myanmar,, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. 1841. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 1: 115

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 1995. World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2). 483, 529 pp. MIM, Deurne. ISBN 90-341-0852-X (issue 1) ISBN 90-341-0853-8 (issue 2). Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2016. Apocopis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2016 Oct. 18. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Apocopis. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31. 2013. Apocopis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 31 Oct. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2016. Apocopis. Published online. Accessed: 18 Oct. 2016.

Vernacular names
മലയാളം: അപ്പോകോപ്പിസ്
中文: 楔颖草属

Apocopis is a genus of Asian plants in the grass family, widespread in China, the Indian Subcontinent, and Southeast Asia, including several species endemic to Myanmar (Burma).[3][4][5][6][7]


Apocopis anomala Bor - Myanmar
Apocopis breviglumis Keng & S.L.Chen - Sichuan, Yunnan
Apocopis burmanica V.Naray. ex Bor - Myanmar
Apocopis cochinchinensis A.Camus - Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Apocopis collina Balansa - Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumatra
Apocopis courtallumensis (Steud.) Henrard - - Thailand, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka
Apocopis floccosa Bor - Myanmar
Apocopis intermedia (A.Camus) Chai-Anan - China, Indochina
Apocopis mangalorensis (Hochst. ex Steud.) Henrard - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
Apocopis paleacea (Trin.) Hochr. - China, Himalayas, Indochina, Pen Malaysia
Apocopis peguensis Bor - Myanmar
Apocopis pulcherrima Bor - Myanmar
Apocopis schmidiana A.Camus - Vietnam, Cambodia
Apocopis siamensis A.Camus - Thailand
Apocopis vaginata Hack. - Himalayas, Myanmar
Apocopis wrightii Munro - China, Indochina

Formerly included[2]

see Dichanthium Lophopogon

Apocopis pallida - Dichanthium caricosum
Apocopis tridentata - Lophopogon tridentatus

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Tropicos, Apocopis Nees
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
Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel. 1841. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 1: 93-94 in Latin
Steudel, Ernst Gottlieb von. 1854. Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum 1: 413 in Latin, as Amblyachyrum mangalorense
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 598 楔颖草属 xie ying cao shu Apocopis Nees
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