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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Stipeae
Genus: Piptatherum
Species: (6 sensu Simon et al (2013))
P. baluchistanicum – P. flaccidum – P. grigorjevii – P. laterale – P. pubiflorum – P. roshevitsianum

Piptatherum P. Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 17 (1812)
Type species: not yet designated for this circumscription.


Urachne Trin., Fund. Agrost.: 109 (1820), nom. superfl.


Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F.J. (1812) Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 17, 173.
Romaschenko, K., P. M. Peterson, R. J. Soreng, O. Futorna & A. Susanna. (2011) Phylogenetics of Piptatherum s.l. (Poaceae: Stipeae): evidence for a new genus, Piptatheropsis, and resurrection of Patis. Taxon 60(6): 1703–1716.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Piptatherum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17. Reference page. This source shows a wider circumscription.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Piptatherum. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17. 2013. Piptatherum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 17.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Piptatherum. Published online. Accessed: 17 Dec. 2013.

Piptatherum is a genus of plants in the grass family known as ricegrass.[4][5]

They are widely distributed across much of Eurasia, North Africa, and North America. These are clumping perennial grasses with long, tapering leaf blades.[6][7][8][9][10][11]


Piptatherum aequiglume
Piptatherum alpestre
Piptatherum angustifolium
Piptatherum baluchistanicum
Piptatherum barbellatum
Piptatherum blancheanum
Piptatherum canadense
Piptatherum coerulescens
Piptatherum ferganense
Piptatherum flaccidum
Piptatherum gracile
Piptatherum grandispiculum
Piptatherum grigorjevii
Piptatherum hilariae
Piptatherum holciforme
Piptatherum kopetdagense
Piptatherum kuoi
Piptatherum laterale
Piptatherum latifolium
Piptatherum micranthum
Piptatherum microcarpum
Piptatherum miliaceum
Piptatherum molinioides
Piptatherum munroi
Piptatherum pamiralaicum
Piptatherum paradoxum
Piptatherum platyanthum
Piptatherum pungens
Piptatherum purpurascens
Piptatherum rechingeri
Piptatherum roshevitsianum
Piptatherum sogdianum
Piptatherum songaricum
Piptatherum tibeticum
Piptatherum virescens

formerly included[2]

see Achnatherum Arundinella Eriochloa Nassella Oryzopsis Piptatheropsis Piptochaetium Stipa

lectotype designated by Hitchcock, U.S. Dept. Agric. Bull. 772: 156 (1920)
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Tropicos, Piptatherum P.Beauv.
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 17-18 in Latin
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate V(5), figures X (10 a-k) line drawings of Piptatherum coerulescens (captions on caption page 5)
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 192 落芒草属 luo mang cao shu Piptatherum P. Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 17. 1812.
Flora of Pakistan
Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Piptatherum
Jepson Manual Treatment
USDA Plants Profile
"Grass Manual Treatment". Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2007-11-19.
The Plant List search for Piptatherum

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