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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: Aeluropodinae
Genus: Odyssea
Species: O. mucronata – O. paucinervis

Odyssea Stapf, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 31: t. 3100 (1922)
Type species: Odyssea paucinervis (Nees) Stapf, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 31: t. 3100 (1922)


Stapf, O. (1922) Hooker's Icones Plantarum 31: t. 3100.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Odyssea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Odyssea. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. 2013. Odyssea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Odyssea. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Odyssea is a genus of African and Arabian plants in the grass family.[1][2]

The genus is named after the ancient Greek tale "The Odyssey," in allusion to the long journey the type species has been taken through nine genera before settling in this one.[1]


Odyssea mucronata (Forssk.) Stapf - Eritrea, Somalia, Yemen, possibly Saudi Arabia
Odyssea paucinervis (Nees) Stapf - Zaire, Somalia, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cape Province, Namibia, Limpopo, Mpumalanga

formerly included[3]

see Psilolemma

Odyssea jaegeri - Psilolemma jaegeri


Stapf, Otto. 1922. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 31: plate 3100 and 3 subsequent text pages
Tropicos, Odyssea Stapf
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora

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