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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Eleusininae
Genus: Microchloa
Species: M. altera – M. annua – M. caffra – M. ensifolia – M. indica – M. kunthii

Microchloa R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 208 (1810)
Type species: Microchloa indica (L.f.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr., Atlas: 13 (1812)


Rendlia Chiov., Ann. Bot. (Rome) 13: 53 (1914).


Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 208.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Microchloa 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.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Microchloa. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10. 2013. Microchloa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Microchloa. Published online. Accessed: 10 Nov. 2013.

Microchloa, or smallgrass,[3] is a genus of tropical and subtropical plants in the grass family, native to Africa, southern Asia, northern Australia, and the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere.[4]


Microchloa altera (Rendle) Stapf - central + southern Africa
Microchloa annua (Kupicha & Cope) Cope - Zambia
Microchloa caffra Nees - central + southern Africa
Microchloa ensifolia Rendle - Angola
Microchloa indica (L.f.) P.Beauv. - tropical Africa, southern China, Indian subcontinent, Indochina, Java, Philippines, Northern Territory of Australia
Microchloa kunthii Desv. - Africa, southern Asia (Yemen to Vietnam), southwestern USA (Arizona, Texas), Mexico, Central America, South America (Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia)

formerly included[2]

see Brachyachne

Microchloa ciliaris - Brachyachne ciliaris
Microchloa convergens - Brachyachne convergens
Microchloa fibrosa - Brachyachne fulva
Microchloa fulva - Brachyachne fulva
Microchloa obtusiflora - Brachyachne obtusiflora
Microchloa patentiflora - Brachyachne patentiflora
Microchloa tenella - Brachyachne tenella


Tropicos, Microchloa R. Br.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"Microchloa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 9 July 2015.

Brown, Robert. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 208 in Latin

Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora

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