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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: incertae sedis
Genus: Ochthochloa
Species: O. compressa

Ochthochloa Edgew., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 11: 26, 27 (1842)
monotypic taxon


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Ochthochloa is a genus of desert plants in the grass family native to the Sahara and Arabian Deserts.[3][4][5] The only known species is Ochthochloa compressa, whose native range extends from Algeria to Uttarakhand.[1][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17]


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Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand. Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
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