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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: Enteropogon
Species: E. acicularis – E. barbatus – E. brandegei – E. coimbatorensis – E. dolichostachyus – E. longiaristatus – E. macrostachyus – E. minutus – E. monostachyos – E. paucispiceus – E. prieurii – E. ramosus – E. rupestris – E. sechellensis – E. unispiceus

Enteropogon Nees in J.Lindley, Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot., ed. 2: 448 (1836)

Type species: Enteropogon monostachyos (Vahl) K.Schum. ex Engl., Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1894: 17 (1894)

Homonym: Enteropogon (Hibbits) (Opisthokonta)

Nees von Esenbeck, C.G.D. 1836. An Introduction to the Natural System of Botany 448.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Enteropogon in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Enteropogon. Published online. Accessed: 10 Nov. 2013.
Peterson, P.M., Romaschenko, K. & Herrera-Arrieta, Y. 2015. A molecular phylogeny and classification of the Eleusininae with a new genus, Micrachne (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae). Taxon 64(3): 445–467. DOI: 10.12705/643.5 Full text (with link to PDF). Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2016. GrassWorld, Enteropogon. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 May 14. 2013. Enteropogon. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10.

Enteropogon is a genus of tropical and subtropical plants in the grass family. It is widespread across many parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas, and various islands.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


Enteropogon acicularis (Lindl.) Lazarides - curly windmill grass, large windmill grass, umbrella grass - Australia
Enteropogon barbatus C.E.Hubb. - Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya
Enteropogon brandegeei (Vasey) Clayton - Baja California, Baja California Sur
Enteropogon chlorideus (Presl) Clayton - buryseed umbrella grass, verdillo cacahuatoide - Arizona, Texas, Mesoamerica
Enteropogon coimbatorensis K.K.N.Nair, S.K.Jain & M.P.Nayar - India
Enteropogon dolichostachyus (Lag.) Keng - Yemen, Oman, Afghanistan, Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, southern China, Philippines, Malaysia,, Indonesia, New Guinea, northern Australia, Micronesia
Enteropogon longiaristatus (Napper) Clayton - Tanzania
Enteropogon macrostachyus Munro ex Benth. - bushrye - Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North West Province[9]
Enteropogon minutus Lazarides - northern Australia
Enteropogon mollis (Nees) Clayton - Central America, West Indies, northern South America, Galápagos
Enteropogon monostachyus Schum. - Somalia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
Enteropogon paucispiceus (Lazarides) B.K.Simon - Queensland
Enteropogon prieurii (Kunth) Clayton - drier parts of Africa; Saudi Arabia, Yemen, India
Enteropogon ramosus B.K.Simon - tussock umbrella grass - Australia
Enteropogon rupestris (J.A.Schmidt) A.Chev. - drier parts of Africa
Enteropogon seychellarum Benth. - Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Aldabra
Enteropogon unispiceus (F.Muell.) Clayton - Taiwan, Queensland, New South Wales, Cook Islands

formerly included[7]

see Microchloa

Enteropogon muticus - Microchloa altera


Enteropogon. Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Grass Manual. Flora of North America.
Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel. 1836. in Lindley, John, Introduction to the Natural System of Botany, 2nd edition page 448
Tropicos, Enteropogon Nees
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 490 肠须草属 chang xu cao shu Enteropogon Nees in Lindley, Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot., ed. 2. 448. 1836.
Atlas of Living Australia, Enteropogon Nees, Windmill Grasses
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Enteropogon
Sanbi Red List of South African Plants includes distribution map

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