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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Bambusoideae
Tribus: Olyreae
Subtribus: Buergersiochloinae – Olyrinae – Parianinae
Genera: Agnesia - ArberellaBrasilochloaBuergersiochloaCryptochloaDiandrolyraEkmanochloaEremitisFroesiochloa - Lithachne - Maclurolyra - Mniochloa - Olyra - ParianaParianellaParodiolyra - Piresia - Piresiella - Raddia - Raddiella - Rehia - Reitzia - Sucrea


Olyreae Martinov Tekhno-Bot. Slovar. 456. (1820)

Typus: Olyra L. Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 1253, 1261, 1379. (1759)

Note: The synonymy of Sucrea in Raddia is firmly rejected by Oliveira et al. (2020)


Martinov, I.I. 1820. Tekhno-Botanicheskīĭ Slovar': na latinskom i rossīĭskom iazykakh. Sanktpeterburgie 456.
Bamboo Phylogeny Group 2012. An updated tribal and subtribal classification of the bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae). Bamboo Science and Culture: The Journal of the American Bamboo Society 24(1): 1–10. Full text PDF Reference page.
Kelchner, S.A. & Bamboo Phylogeny Group 2013. Higher level phylogenetic relationships within the bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) based on five plastid markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67(2): 404–413. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.02.005 PDF Reference page.
Oliveira, R.P., Silva, C., Welker, C.A., Dórea, M.D.C., Oliveira, I.L., Vieira, J.P., Leite, K.R. & Clark, L.G. 2020. Reinterpreting the phylogenetic position, systematics and distribution of the Raddia-Sucrea lineage (Poaceae, Olyrinae), with a new monotypic and endangered herbaceous bamboo genus from Brazil. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 192(1): 34-60. DOI: 10.1093/botlinnean/boz048 Open access Reference page.
Soreng, R.J., Peterson, P.M., Romaschenko, K., Davidse, G., Zuloaga, F.O., Judziewicz, E.J., Filgueiras, T.S., Davis, J.I. & Morrone, O. 2015. A worldwide phylogenetic classification of the Poaceae (Gramineae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution 53(2): 117–137. DOI: 10.1111/jse.12150 Paywall PDF. Reference page. 2013. Olyreae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Oct. 3.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Olyreae. Published online. Accessed: 3 Oct. 2013.
USDA: GRIN Taxonomy for Plants[1] (23 March 2006)

Vernacular names
English: Herbaceous Bamboos

Olyreae is a tribe of grasses in the bamboo subfamily (Bambusoideae). Unlike the other two bamboo tribes, Olyreae are herbaceous and do not have a woody stem. Their sister group are the tropical woody bamboos (Bambuseae).[2]

Olyreae grow in the understorey of humid tropical forests. They are mainly distributed in the Neotropics around the Amazon Basin but there is also one species from Africa, Olyra latifolia, and one from New Guinea, Buergersiochloa bambusoides.[2]

The tribe is divided into three subtribes with 21 genera:[1]

Buergersiochloinae Olyrinae Parianinae
  • Buergersiochloa
  • Agnesia
  • Arberella
  • Cryptochloa
  • Diandrolyra
  • Ekmanochloa
  • Froesiochloa
  • Lithachne
  • Maclurolyra
  • Mniochloa
  • Olyra
  • Parodiolyra
  • Piresiella
  • Raddia
  • Raddiella
  • Rehia
  • Reitzia (syn. Piresia)
  • Sucrea
  • Eremitis
  • Pariana
  • Parianella


Soreng, Robert J.; Peterson, Paul M.; Romaschenko, Konstantin; Davidse, Gerrit; Teisher, Jordan K.; Clark, Lynn G.; Barberá, Patricia; Gillespie, Lynn J.; Zuloaga, Fernando O. (2017). "A worldwide phylogenetic classification of the Poaceae (Gramineae) II: An update and a comparison of two 2015 classifications". Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 55 (4): 259–290. doi:10.1111/jse.12262. ISSN access
Kelchner S, Bamboo Phylogeny Working Group (2013). "Higher level phylogenetic relationships within the bamboos (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) based on five plastid markers" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 67 (2): 404–413. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.02.005. ISSN 1055-7903. PMID 23454093. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-06-05.

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