Hilaria (genus)

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Hilaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Genus: Hilaria
Kunth
Species

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Synonyms

Hexarrhena C.Presl
Schleropelta Buckley
Symbasiandra Steud.[1]

Hilaria is a genus of grass in the Poaceae family. Members of the genus are commonly known as curly mesquite. It contains 9-10 species that are found in the Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela. The generic name honors French naturalist Augustin Saint-Hilaire (1779–1853).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Hilaria Kunth". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-03-09. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  2. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2006). CRC World Dictionary of Grasses. II E-O. CRC Press. pp. 1045–1047. ISBN 978-0-8493-1303-5. 
  3. ^ "Hilaria". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  4. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Hilaria". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 

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