Heteropogon

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Heteropogon
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Heteropogon contortus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Genus: Heteropogon
Pers.[1]
Species

6-10, see text

Synonyms

Spirotheros Raf.[1]

Heteropogon is a small genus of annual and perennial grasses known generally as tangleheads. They are erect tussock grasses found in tropical regions worldwide, and some species grow in warmer temperate areas as well. The inflorescences hold paired spikelets. Lower pairs are equal in size (homogamous units), and upper pairs include one awned bisexual spikelet and one awnless sterile spikelet (heterogamous units). The name of the genus is derived from the Greek words έτερος (éteros), meaning "different," and πογον (pogon), meaning "beard."[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Heteropogon Pers.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-03-09. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  2. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2006). CRC World Dictionary of Grasses. II E-O. CRC Press. p. 1036. ISBN 978-0-8493-1303-5. 
  3. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Heteropogon". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 

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