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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Genus: Acrachne
Wright & Arn. ex Chiov.[1]
Type species
Acrachne verticillata
(syn of A. racemosa)[2]
(Roxb.) Lindl. ex Chiov.[3]
  • Arthrochloa J.W.Lorch 1960, illegitimate homonym not R. Br. 1823 nor Schult. 1827
  • Camusia J.W.Lorch
  • Normanboria Butzin

Acrachne is a genus of Asian, African, and Australian plants in the grass family. Species in the genus are commonly known as goosegrass.[4][5]

  1. Acrachne henrardiana (Bor.) S.M. Phillips - Tamil Nadu
  2. Acrachne perrieri (A.Camus) S.M. Phillips - Madagascar
  3. Acrachne racemosa (B.Heyne ex Roem. & Schult) Ohwi - tropical and southern Africa, tropical Asia, northern Australia
formerly included[2]

see Eragrostis

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chiovenda, Emilio. 1908. Annuario del Reale Istituto Botanico di Roma 8(3): 361
  2. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Tropicos, Acrachne Wight & Arn. ex Chiov.
  4. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  5. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora