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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: Unioliinae
Genus: Tetrachaete
Species: T. elionuroides

Tetrachaete Chiov. in P.R.Pirotta, Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 8: 28 (1903)
monotypic taxon


Chiovenda, E. (1903) Annuario del Reale Istituto Botanico di Roma 8(1): 28.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Tetrachaete in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 20. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Tetrachaete. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 20. 2013. Tetrachaete. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 20.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Tetrachaete. Published online. Accessed: 20 Nov. 2013.

Tetrachaete is a genus of plants in the grass family.[1][2] The origin of the genus name is Greek, from tetra for "four" and chaite, for "bristle."[3] There is only one known species, Tetrachaete elionuroides, native to Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Yemen, and Oman.[4][5][6][7]

Chiovenda, Emilio. 1903. Annuario del Reale Istituto Botanico di Roma 8(1): 28–29, figure 1
Tropicos, Tetrachaete elionuroides Chiov.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Phillips, S. 1995. Poaceae (Gramineae). Flora of Ethiopia 7: i–xx, 1–420.
‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 1992 onwards. The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references. Version: 12 August 2014

The Plant List, Tetrachaete elionuroides Chiov.

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