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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: Danthonia
Species: D. alpina – D. annableae – D. araucana – D. boliviensis – D. breviseta – D. californica – D. chaseana – D. chiapasensis – D. chilensis – D. cirrata – D. compressa – D. decumbens – D. domingensis – D. domingensis – D. holm-nielsenii – D. intermedia – D. intermedia – D. malacantha – D. melanathera – D. montevidensis – D. parryi – D. rhizomata – D. rugoloana – D. secundiflora – D. secundiflora – D. sericea – D. spicata – D. unispicata

Danthonia DC. in Lamarck & Candolle, Fl. Franç., ed. 3, 3: 32 (1805) nom. cons.
Type species: Danthonia spicata (L.) Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 2: 690 (1817)


Sieglingia Bernh., Syst. Verz. Erf.: 20, 44 (1800), nom. rej.
Brachatera Desv., Nouv. Bull. Sci. Soc. Philom. Paris 2: 189 (1810), nom. superfl.
Triodon Baumg., Enum. Stirp. Transsilv. 3: 238 (1816), nom. superfl.
Merathrepta Raf., Bull. Bot. (Geneva) 1: 221 (1830), nom. superfl.
× Danthosieglingia Domin, Preslia 13-15: 39 (1935).


Candolle, A.P. de (1805) Flore Française. Troisième Édition 3: 32.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Danthonia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Danthonia. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. 2013. Danthonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Danthonia. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Vernacular names
čeština: Trojzubec
English: Oatgrass
Esperanto: Dantonio
suomi: Hinat

Danthonia is a genus of Eurasian, North African, and American plants in the grass family.[3] Members of this genus are sometimes referred to as oatgrass, but that common name is not restricted to this genus. Other common names include heathgrass and wallaby grass.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10] Australian species have since been reclassified into the genus Rytidosperma.[11]


Danthonia alpina Vest – central + southern Europe; Ukraine, Turkey, Caucasus
Danthonia annableae P.M.Peterson & Rúgolo – Bolivia, Argentina
Danthonia araucana Phil. – Chile
Danthonia boliviensis Renvoize – Bolivia
Danthonia × breviaristata (Beck) Vierh – France, Italy, Austria, Czech Rep, Romania
Danthonia breviseta Hack. – Rio de Janeiro
Danthonia californica Bol. – BC ALB SAS WA OR CA NV ID UT MT WY SD CO AZ NM; Chile
Danthonia cernua Döll – Brazil
Danthonia chaseana Conert – Minas Gerais
Danthonia chiapasensis Davidse – Chiapas
Danthonia chilensis É.Desv. – Argentina, Chile incl Juan Fernández Is
Danthonia cirrata Hack. & Arechav. – Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay
Danthonia compressa Austin – mountain oatgrass, flattened oatgrass, slender oatgrass – eastern North America from Georgia to Nova Scotia + Ontario
Danthonia decumbens (L.) DC. – common heath grass – Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus
Danthonia domingensis Hack. & Pilg. – Hispaniola, Jamaica
Danthonia holm-nielsenii Laegaard – Ecuador
Danthonia intermedia Vasey – timber oatgrass, intermediate oatgrass – western United States, Canada, Russian Far East
Danthonia malacantha (Steud.) Pilg. – Chile incl Juan Fernández Is
Danthonia melanathera (Hack.) Bernardello – Argentina
Danthonia montevidensis Hack. & Arechav. – Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay
Danthonia parryi Scribn. – ALB SAS CO MT WY NM
Danthonia rhizomata Swallen – Brazil, Uruguay
Danthonia rugoloana Sulekic – Salta
Danthonia secundiflora J.Presl – from Mexico to Uruguay
Danthonia sericea Nutt. – eastern + central United States
Danthonia spicata (L.) Roem. & Schult. – poverty oatgrass, simply poverty grass – from Alaska + Greenland to Veracruz
Danthonia unispicata (Thurb.) Munro ex Macoun – onespike oatgrass – ALB BC SAS WA ID MT OR WY SD UT NV CA

Formerly included[2]

A number of species which were formerly classified under Danthonia are now included in Amphibromus, Astrebla, Chionochloa, Joycea, Karroochloa, Monachather, Merxmuellera, Notodanthonia, Pentaschistis, Plinthanthesis, Rytidosperma or Schismus.

"Danthonia". Tropicos. Missouri Botanical Garden.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1805. Flore Française. Troisième Édition 3: 32
"Genere Danthonia". Altervista Flora Italiana.
Wu, Zhen-lan; Phillips, Sylvia M. "Danthonia". Flora of China. Vol. 22 – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
"Danthonia DC.". Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden – via
"Danthonia". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
"Danthonia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI).
"Danthonia DC., Wallaby grasses". Atlas of Living Australia.
Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 1992 onwards. 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. Version: 28 November 2005.
"A Generic Classification of the Danthonioideae (Poaceae)".
"Danthonia". The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
"Danthonia". County-level distribution maps from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.

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