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Andropogon virginicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Genus: Andropogon
Type species
Andropogon distachyos

Andropogon (common names: beard grass, bluestem grass, broomsedge) is a widespread genus of plants in the grass family, native to much of Asia, Africa, and the Americas as well as southern Europe and various oceanic islands.[4][5][6][7][8]

There are over 100 species.[3][4][9]



A. abyssinicus
A. aciculatus
A. aequatoriensis
A. amboinicus
A. amethystinus
A. appendiculatus
A. arctatus
A. benthamianus
A. bentii
A. bicornis
A. brachystachyus
A. campestris
A. campii
A. canaliculatus
A. capillipes
A. chinensis
A. chrysostachyus
A. consanguineus
A. cordatus
A. distachyos
A. eucomus

A. fastigiatus
A. floridanus
A. fragilis
A. gabonensis
A. gayanus
A. gerardi
A. glaucopsis
A. glomeratus
A. gracilis
A. gyrans
A. hallii
A. huillensis
A. ingratus
A. inermis
A. kelleri
A. lanuginosus
A. lateralis
A. lawsonii
A. leucostachyus
A. liebmannii
A. lividus
A. longiberbis

A. minarum
A. mohrii
A. murinus
A. paniculatus
A. pseudapricus
A. pumilus
A. scabriglumis
A. schirensis
A. schoenanthus
A. schottii
A. selloanus
A. shimadae
A. tectorum
A. tenuiberbis
A. ternarius
A. ternatus
A. thorelii
A. tracyi
A. virgatus
A. virginicus
A. yunnanensis

formerly included[3]

Many species once included in Andropogon are now regarded as better suited to other genera, including Agenium Anadelphia Apluda Arthraxon Bothriochloa Capeochloa Capillipedium Chrysopogon Cymbopogon Dichanthium Diheteropogon Elionurus Elymandra Eragrostis Eulalia Garnotia Gymnopogon Hemarthria Heteropogon Hyparrhenia Hyperthelia Ischaemum Parahyparrhenia Pentameris Polytrias Pseudopogonatherum Pseudosorghum Saccharum Schizachyrium Sorghastrum Sorghum Spodiopogon Themeda Trachypogon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ lectotype designated by Green, International Botanical Congress Cambridge (England), 1930. Nomenclature. Proposals by British Botanists: 155-195 (1929)
  2. ^ Tropicos, Andropogon L.
  3. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ a b Watson, L. and M. J. Dallwitz. (2008). "Andropogon". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  5. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von 1753. Species Plantarum 2: 1045-1047 in Latin
  6. ^ United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile
  7. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Andropogon
  8. ^ Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 623 须芒草属 xu mang cao shu Andropogon Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1045. 1753.
  9. ^ The Plant List search for Andropogon

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