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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Danthonioideae
Genus: Chaetobromus
Species: C. involucratus

Chaetobromus Nees in J.Lindley, Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot., ed. 2: 449 (1836)
monotypic taxon


Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. (1836) A Natural System of Botany 449.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Chaetobromus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Chaetobromus. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31. 2013. Chaetobromus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 31.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Chaetobromus. Published online. Accessed: 31 Oct. 2013.

Chaetobromus is a genus of African plants in the grass family.[4]


There is only one known species, Chaetobromus involucratus, native to Namibia and Cape Province.[2][5]


Three subspecies are accepted

Chaetobromus involucratus subsp. dregeanus (Nees) Verboom
Chaetobromus involucratus subsp. involucratus
Chaetobromus involucratus subsp. sericeus (Nees) Verboom

Formerly included[2]

taxa once considered part of Chaetobromus but now regarded as better suited to Tenaxia :

Chaetobromus fascicularis - Tenaxia stricta
Chaetobromus strictus - Tenaxia stricta

See also

List of Poaceae genera


Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel. 1836. Natural System of Botany, page 449
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Tropicos, Chaetobromus Nees
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria

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