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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: Farragininae
Genus: Craspedorhachis
Species: C. africana – C. digitata – C. menyharthii – C. menyhartii – C. perrieri – C. rhodesiana – C. sarmentosa – C. texana – C. uniflora

Craspedorhachis Benth.


Craspedorhachis is a genus of African plants in the grass family.[1][2][3][4][5]


Craspedorhachis africana Benth. - Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Limpopo
Craspedorhachis digitata Kupicha & Cope - Zimbabwe
Craspedorhachis rhodesiana Rendle - Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia

formerly included[6]

Several names have been coined with the name Craspedorhachis but refer to species now considered better suited to other genera (Dinebra Trigonochloa and Willkommia). Here are links to help you find more information.

Craspedorhachis menyharthii - Trigonochloa uniflora
Craspedorhachis perrieri - Dinebra perrieri
Craspedorhachis sarmentosa - Willkommia sarmentosa
Craspedorhachis texana - Willkommia texana
Craspedorhachis uniflora - Trigonochloa uniflora


Bentham, George. 1882. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 14: page 58 descriptions in Latin, commentary and figure captions in English
Bentham, George. 1882. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 14: plate 1377 line drawing of Craspedorhachis africana
Tropicos, Craspedorhachis Benth.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Peterson, P. M., K. Romaschenko & Y. Herrera Arrieta. 2014. A molecular phylogeny and classification of the Cteniinae, Farragininae, Gouiniinae, Gymnopogoninae, Perotidinae, and Trichoneurinae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae). Taxon 63(2): 275–286
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Cope, T. (1999). Flora Zambesiaca 10(2): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria
Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris

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