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Beardgrass or bluestem
Bothriochloa pertusa habit.jpg
Bothriochloa pertusa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Genus: Bothriochloa
Type species
Bothriochloa anamitica
(syn of B. bladhii)
  • Amphilophis Nash
  • Dichanthium sect. Bothriochloa (Kuntze) Roberty

Bothriochloa is a common and widespread genus of plants in the grass family native to many countries on all inhabited continents and many islands.[4] They are often called beardgrass or bluestem.[5][6]

The name is derived from the Greek words "bothrio" meaning "trench" and "chloa" meaning "blade of grass."[7]

The following species are recognised:[3]

formerly included[3]

see Capillipedium, Dichanthium, Euclasta, Hemisorghum and Pseudosorghum.

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