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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Paniceae
Subtribus: Melinidinae
Genus: Scutachne
Species: S. dura

Scutachne Hitchc. & Chase in M.A. Chase, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 24: 148 (1911)

Type species: Scutachne dura (Griseb.) Hitchc. & Chase, Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 24: 149 (1911)
monotypic taxon

Primary references

Chase, M.A. 1911. Notes on Genera of Paniceae. IV. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 24: 103–160. BHL Reference page. (!148–149, f. 13.)


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Scutachne in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Sept. 2. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Scutachne. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 2. 2013. Scutachne. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 2 Dec. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Scutachne. Published online. Accessed: 2 Dec. 2013.

Scutachne is a genus of plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5] The only known species is Scutachne dura, native to Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola (Haiti + Dominican Republic).[1][6][7]
See also

Mayariochloa amphistemon, formerly Scutachne amphistemon


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Hitchcock, Albert Spear & Chase, Mary Agnes. 1911. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 24: 148–149 description in parallel Latin and English; line drawings of fruiting structures of Scutachne dura on page 149
Tropicos, Scutachne Hitchc. & Chase
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
Adams, C. D. 1972. Flowering Plants of Jamaica 1–848. University of the West Indies, Mona
Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone. 2003. Scutachne. In Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 46: 569

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