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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Genus: Acrachne
Wright & Arn. ex Chiov.[1]
Type species
Acrachne verticillata
(syn of A. racemosa)[2]
(Roxb.) Lindl. ex Chiov. [3]
  • Arthrochloa J.W.Lorch 1960, illegitimate homonym not R. Br. 1823 nor Schult. 1827
  • Camusia J.W.Lorch
  • Normanboria Butzin

Acrachne is a genus of Asian, African, and Australian plants in the grass family. Species in the genus are commonly known as goosegrass.[4][5]

  1. Acrachne henrardiana (Bor.) S.M. Phillips - Tamil Nadu
  2. Acrachne perrieri (A.Camus) S.M. Phillips - Madagascar
  3. Acrachne racemosa (B.Heyne ex Roem. & Schult) Ohwi - tropical and southern Africa, tropical Asia, northern Australia
formerly included[2]

see Eragrostis

See also[edit]