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Arthropogon piptostachyus[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Arthropogon
Type species
Arthropogon villosus

Achlaena Griseb.

Arthropogon is a genus of South American and Caribbean bunchgrass plants in the grass family.[4][5][6][7]


Species include: [3][8][9][10]

  1. Arthropogon filifolius Filg.endemic to Brazil, in Goiás and Minas Gerais states, and the Distrito Federal.
  2. Arthropogon piptostachyus (Griseb.) Pilg.Cuba, Jamaica.
  3. Arthropogon sorengii Gir.-Cañas — endemic to Colombia, in Vaupés Department.
  4. Arthropogon villosus NeesBrazil, Bolivia.
  5. Arthropogon xerachne Ekman — endemic to Brazil, in São Paulo and Paraná states.

Formerly included[edit]

Some species formerly in Arthropogon are reclassified in the genera Altoparadisium or Canastra, and include: [3]

  • Arthropogon bolivianus — Altoparadisium scabrum
  • Arthropogon lanceolatus — Canastra lanceolata
  • Arthropogon rupestris — Altoparadisium scabrum
  • Arthropogon scaber — Altoparadisium scabrum

See also[edit]


  1. ^ illustration from Albert S. Hitchcock, Manual of the grasses of the West Indies. Washington, D.C., United States Government Printing Office, 1936. Figure 100 (page 158).
  2. ^ Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel 1829 Flora Brasiliensis seu Enumeratio Plantarum 2(1): 319-320 in Latin
  3. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Watson L, Dallwitz MJ. (2008). "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". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  5. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  6. ^ Filgueiras, T. S., G. Davidse, F. O. Zuloaga & O. Morrone. 2001. The establishment of the new genus Altoparadisium and a reevaluation of Arthropogon (Poaceae, Paniceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 88(2): 351–372
  7. ^ Filgueiras, T. S. 1982. Taxonomia e distribuicao de Arthropgon Nees (Gramineae). Bradea 3: 303–322
  8. ^ The Plant List search for Arthropogon
  9. ^ Jørgensen, P. M., M. H. Nee & S. G. Beck. 2014. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia. 127(1–2): i–viii, 1–1744. In P. M. Jørgensen, M. H. Nee & S. G. Beck (eds.) Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia, Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis
  10. ^ Espejo Serna, A., A. R. López-Ferrari & J. Valdés-Reyna. 2000. Poaceae. Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas: una Sinopsis Florística 10: 7–236