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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: Ratzeburgiinae
Genus: Hemarthria
Species: H. altissima – H. compressa – H. debilis – H. depressa – H. hamiltoniana – H. longiflora – H. natans – H. pratensis – H. protensa – H. sibirica – H. stolonifera – H. uncinata

Hemarthria R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 207 (1810)
Type species: Hemarthria compressa (L.f.) R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 207 (1810)


Lodicularia P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 108 (1812)


Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 207.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Hemarthria in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Hemarthria. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2. 2013. Hemarthria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Hemarthria. Published online. Accessed: 2 Dec. 2013.

Hemarthria is a genus of herbaceous plants in the grass family. They occur in the tropical and subtropical Old World, especially in China and Southeast Asia, with some species in Africa, Australia, and southern Europe.[4] They may be known generally as jointgrasses.[5][6][7][8]


Hemarthria altissima (Poir.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. - limpograss, African jointgrass, Batavian quick grass, halt grass - China, India, Indochina, Borneo, Madagascar, Mauritius, Middle East, Caucasus, Africa, Canary Islands, Spain, Italy, Greece; naturalized in parts of North + South America
Hemarthria compressa (L.f.) R.Br. - whip grass - China, Japan, Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, Borneo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Comoros
Hemarthria debilis Bor - Thailand
Hemarthria depressa Heuvel- Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia
Hemarthria hamiltoniana Steud. - India, Bangladesh
Hemarthria longiflora (Hook.f.) A.Camus - China, Indian Subcontinent, Indochina, Borneo
Hemarthria natans Stapf - eastern + south-central Africa
Hemarthria pratensis (Balansa) Clayton - Thailand, Vietnam, New Guinea
Hemarthria protensa Steud. - Guangdong, eastern Himalayas, southeast Asia, New Guinea
Hemarthria sibirica (Gand.) Ohwi - China, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Russia (Amur Oblast, Primorye, Khabarovsk)
Hemarthria stolonifera Bor - Thailand
Hemarthria uncinata R.Br. - matgrass - Western Australia

formerly included

see Coelorachis Mnesithea

Hemarthria perforata - Mnesithea laevis
Hemarthria rugosa - Coelorachis rugosa


Robert 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 207 in Latin
Lectotype designated by Nash, North American Flora 17: 87 (1909)
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 640 牛鞭草属 niu bian cao shu Hemarthria R. Brown, Prodr. 207. 1810. Flora of China.
Hemarthria. Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
Altervista Flora Italiana genere Hemarthria
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Atlas of Living Australia

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