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Arthraxon hispidus kobunags01.jpg
Arthraxon hispidus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Supertribe: Andropogonodae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Arthraxoninae
Genus: Arthraxon
P.Beauv., 1812[1][2]
Type species
Arthraxon ciliaris
(syn of A. hispidus)
  • Pleuroplitis Trin.
  • Lucaea Kunth
  • Batratherum Nees
  • Lasiolytrum Steud.
  • Alectoridia A.Rich.
  • Barthantherum Andersson

Arthraxon, commonly known as carpetgrass,[5] is a genus of Asian, African and Australian plants in the grass family, Poaceae,[6][7] containing the following species:[4]

Several species now in the genera Dimeria and Microstegium were formerly included in Arthraxon:[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 111-112 description in Latin, commentary in French
  2. ^ Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate XI (11), figure VI (6 a-d) line drawings of Arthraxon ciliaris; figure captions in French on caption page 9
  3. ^ Tropicos, Arthraxon P. Beauv.
  4. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 362. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017 – via Korea Forest Service.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Grassbase – The World Online Grass Flora