Axonopus

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carpetgrass
Axonopus fissifolius.jpg
Axonopus fissifolius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Genus: Axonopus
P.Beauv. 1812, not Hook.f. 1896 nor (Steud.) Chase 1911[1]
Type species
Axonopus aureus
P.Beauv. [2][3]
Synonyms[4][5]

Axonopus is a genus of plants in the grass family, known generally as carpetgrass.[6] They are native primrily to the tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas with one species in tropical Africa and another on Easter Island.[6][4] They are sometimes rhizomatous and many are tolerant of periodic submersion.

Species[4]
  1. A. amapaensis G.A.Black - Brazil
  2. A. anceps (Mez) C.L.Hitchc. - Trinidad-Tobago, northern South America
  3. A. andinus G.A.Black - Bolivia
  4. A. argentinus Parodi - Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil
  5. A. aureus P.Beauv. - from Chiapas to Bolivia
  6. A. boliviensis Renvoize - Bolivia
  7. A. brasiliensis (Spreng.) Kuhlm. - Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
  8. A. capillaris (Lam.) Chase - from Guatemala to Brazil
  9. A. casiquiarensis Davidse - Colombia, Venezuela
  10. A. caulescens (Mez) Henrard - from Guyana to Bolivia
  11. A. centralis Chase - from Nayarit to Paraíba
  12. A. chaseae G.A.Black - Bahia, Minas Gerais
  13. A. chimantensis Davidse - Venezuela
  14. A. chrysoblepharis (Lag.) Chase - from Chiapas to Paraguay
  15. A. ciliatifolius Swallen - Belize
  16. A. comans (Döll) Kuhlm. - Brazil, Paraguay
  17. A. comatus (Mez) Swallen - Venezuela, Brazil
  18. A. complanatus (Nees ex Trin.) Dedecca - Brazil
  19. A. compressus (Sw.) P.Beauv. - USA (TX to SC), West Indies, much of Latin America
  20. A. conduplicatus G.A.Black - Brazil
  21. A. cuatrecasasii G.A.Black - Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia
  22. A. debilis G.A.Black - Cuba
  23. A. elegantulus (J.Presl) Hitchc. - Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
  24. A. eminens (Nees) G.A.Black - from Guyana to Bolivia
  25. A. equitans Hitchc. & Chase - Trinidad-Tobago, northern South America
  26. A. fastigiatus (Nees) Kuhlm. - Brazil
  27. A. fissifolius (Raddi) Kuhlm. - USA (TX to VA), West Indies, much of Latin America
  28. A. flabelliformis Swallen - from Guyana to Bolivia
  29. A. flexuosus (Peter) Troupin - tropical Africa
  30. A. furcatus (Flüggé) Hitchc. - USA (TX to MD), Cuba, Brazil, Argentina
  31. A. gracilis G.Black - Venezuela
  32. A. grandifolius Renvoize - Bahia
  33. A. herzogii (Hack.) Hitchc. - Brazil, Bolivia
  34. A. hoehnei G.A.Black - Pará
  35. A. jeanyae Davidse - Panama
  36. A. junciformis G.A.Black - Mato Grosso
  37. A. kuhlmannii G.A.Black - Brazil, Bolivia
  38. A. laxiflorus (Trin.) Chase - Minas Gerais
  39. A. laxus Luces - Venezuela
  40. A. leptostachyus (Flüggé) Hitchc. - Trinidad-Tobago, South America
  41. A. longispicus (Döll) Kuhlm. - northeastern South America
  42. A. magallanesiae Gir.-Cañas - Venezuela
  43. A. marginatus (Trin.) Chase ex Hitchc. - Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina
  44. A. morronei Gir.-Cañas - Colombia
  45. A. oiapocensis G.A.Black - Amapá, French Guiana
  46. A. paschalis (Stapf) Pilg. - Easter Island
  47. A. passourae G.A.Black - French Guiana
  48. A. pennellii G.A.Black - Venezuela, Colombia
  49. A. piccae Gir.-Cañas - Venezuela, Colombia
  50. A. poiophyllus Chase - Mesoamerica, Colombia
  51. A. polydactylus (Steud.) Dedecca - Brazil
  52. A. polystachyus G.A.Black - Brazil
  53. A. pressus (Steud.) Parodi - Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay
  54. A. pubivaginatus Henrard - northeastern South America
  55. A. purpusii (Mez) Chase - from Central Mexico to Paraguay
  56. A. ramosus Swallen - Amapá, Fr Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela
  57. A. rosei (Scribn. & Merr.) Chase - Nayarit
  58. A. rupestris Davidse - Brazil
  59. A. schultesii G.A.Black - Venezuela, Colombia
  60. A. scoparius (Flüggé) Kuhlm. - from northern Mexico to Brazil
  61. A. senescens (Döll) Henrard - Amapá, Fr Guiana, Colombia
  62. A. siccus (Nees) Kuhlm. - Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina
  63. A. steyermarkii Swallen - Venezuela
  64. A. succulentus G.A.Black - Paraguay
  65. A. suffultiformis G.A.Black - Venezuela
  66. A. suffultus (J.C.Mikan ex Trin.) Parodi - Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina
  67. A. surinamensis (Steud.) Henrard - northeastern South America
  68. A. triglochinoides (Mez) Dedecca - Amazon Basin
  69. A. volcanicus R.W.Pohl - Costa Rica
  70. A. yutajensis G.A.Black - Venezuela
  71. A. zuloagae Gir.-Cañas - Colombia
formerly included[4]
see Alloteropsis Digitaria Panicum Paspalum Sporobolus

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