Schizachyrium

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Schizachyrium
Schizachyrium scoparium - JBM.jpg
Schizachyrium scoparium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Genus: Schizachyrium
Nees[1]
Species

See text.

Synonyms

Pithecurus Kunth, nom. inval.
Schizopogon Rchb. ex Spreng.[1]

Schizachyrium is a genus of grasses in the Poaceae family. The name is derived from the Greek words σχίζειν (schizein), meaning "to split," and ἄχυρον (achyron), meaning "chaff." It refers to either the glume or the toothed lemmas.[2] Members of the genus are commonly known as bluestems.[3]

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Schizachyrium Nees". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-03-09. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  2. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2006). CRC World Dictionary of Grasses. Volume III P-Z. CRC Press. p. 1977. ISBN 978-0-8493-1303-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Schizachyrium". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  4. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Schizachyrium". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 

External links[edit]

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