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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: Paniceae
Subtribus: Neurachninae
Genus: Neurachne
Species: N. alopecuroides – N. annularis – N. lanigera – N. minor – N. munroi – N. queenslandica – N. tenuifolia

Neurachne R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 196 (1810)
Type species: Neurachne alopecuroides R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 196 (1810)


Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 196.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Neurachne in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jan. 3. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2014. GrassWorld, Neurachne. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jan. 3. 2014. Neurachne. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jan. 3.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Neurachne. Published online. Accessed: 3 Jan. 2014.

Neurachne, commonly called mulga grass, is a genus of Australian plants in the grass family.[1][2][3]

The 1889 book 'The Useful Native Plants of Australia’ records that Neurachne Munroi is "a very rare grass, peculiar to the back country, and only found amongst Mulga scrubs (Acacia aneura and allied species)." Found in the Interior of South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales.[4]


Neurachne alopecuroidea R.Br.
Neurachne lanigera S.T.Blake
Neurachne minor S.T.Blake
Neurachne munroi (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
Neurachne queenslandica S.T.Blake
Neurachne tenuifolia S.T.Blake

formerly included[5]

see Isachne Panicum Paraneurachne Sacciolepis Thyridolepis Zygochloa

Neurachne clementii - Paraneurachne muelleri
Neurachne meneritana - Isachne polygonoides
Neurachne mitchelliana - Thyridolepis mitchelliana
Neurachne montana - Panicum torridum
Neurachne muelleri - Paraneurachne muelleri
Neurachne multiculmis - Thyridolepis multiculmis
Neurachne paradoxa - Zygochloa paradoxa
Neurachne peekelii - Sacciolepis indica
Neurachne torrida - Panicum torridum
Neurachne xerophila - Thyridolepis xerophila


Brown, Robert 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 196 in Latin
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Atlas of Living Australia
J. H. Maiden (1889). The useful native plants of Australia : Including Tasmania. Turner and Henderson, Sydney.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Neurachne

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