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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Zygochloa
Species: Z. paradoxa
Binomial name
Zygochloa paradoxa
(R.Br.) S.T.Blake

Zygochloa is a monotypic genus of grass endemic to Australia. Its only species is Zygochloa paradoxa, commonly known as sandhill canegrass. It occurs in extremely arid areas such as the Simpson Desert.


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