Chionochloa rubra

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Red tussock
Red Tussock grass at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Chionochloa
Species: C. rubra
Binomial name
Chionochloa rubra
(Zotov, 1963)

Chionochloa rubra, commonly known as red tussock, is a tussock that is endemic to New Zealand.


  • Zotov, V.D. Synopsis of the grass subfamily Arundinoideae in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 1963, 1: 78-136.