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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: Eragrostideae
Subtribus: Eragrostidinae
Genus: Pogonarthria
Species: P. fleckii – P. leiarthra – P. refracta – P. squarrosa

Pogonarthria Stapf in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 7: 316 (1898)
Type species: Pogonarthria squarrosa (Roem. & Schult.) Pilg., Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 5: 149 (1910)


Stapf, O. (1898) Flora Capensis 7: 316.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Pogonarthria in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Pogonarthria. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13. 2013. Pogonarthria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Pogonarthria. Published online. Accessed: 13 Nov. 2013.

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Sekelgrasse

Pogonarthria is a genus of African plants in the grass family.[1][2]


Pogonarthria fleckii (Hack.) Hack. - Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia
Pogonarthria leiarthra Hack. - Namibia
Pogonarthria refracta Launert - Zambia
Pogonarthria squarrosa (Roem. & Schult.) Pilg. - Africa from Ivory Coast to South Africa and Madagascar; naturalized in Arizona (Cochise and Pima Counties)[6][7]

formerly included[3]

see Desmostachya Eragrostis

Pogonarthria bipinnata - Desmostachya bipinnata
Pogonarthria brainii - Eragrostis brainii


Stapf, Otto in Harvey, William Henry. 1898. Flora capensis :being a systematic description of the plants of the Cape colony, Caffraria, & Port Natal (and neighbouring territories) 7: 316 in English
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
The Plant List search for Pogonarthria
Launert, E. 1966. A brief survey of the genus Pogonarthria. Senckenbergiana Biologica 47: 303–307
Biota of North America Program 22013 county distribution map
Sanbi Red List of South African Plants

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