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Danthonia decumbens horst.jpeg
Danthonia decumbens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Danthonia
  • Sieglingia Bernh.

Danthonia is a genus of grass species. Grasses of this genus are sometimes referred to as oatgrass, but that common name is not restricted to this genus.

Species include:[1]

A number of species which were formerly classified under Danthonia are now included in Amphibromus, Astrebla, Austrodanthonia, Chionochloa, Joycea, Karroochloa, Monachather, Merxmuellera, Notodanthonia, Pentaschistis, Plinthanthesis, Rytidosperma or Schismus.


  1. ^ "Danthonia". The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Retrieved 25 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • 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: 28 November 2005.