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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Anomochlooideae
Pilg. ex Potztal[1]

The Anomochlooideae is a subfamily of the true grass family Poaceae. It includes perennial herbs that grow on the shaded floor of tropical forests.[1] The subfamily consists of two genera, Anomochloa, Streptochaeta, each in its own tribe.[1]

This subfamily is the most early diverging lineage of the true grasses.[2]



  1. ^ a b c Grass Phylogeny Working Group; Barker, Nigel P.; Clark, Lynn G.; Davis, Jerrold I.; Duvall, Melvin R.; Guala, Gerald F.; Hsiao, Catherine; Kellogg, Elizabeth A.; Linder, H. Peter (2001). "Phylogeny and Subfamilial Classification of the Grasses (Poaceae)". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (Missouri Botanical Garden Press) 88 (3): 373–457. doi:10.2307/3298585. 
  2. ^ Grass Phylogeny Working Group II (2012). "New grass phylogeny resolves deep evolutionary relationships and discovers C4 origins". New Phytologist 193 (2): 304–312. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03972.x.  open access publication - free to read