Castellia

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Castellia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Castellia
Tineo
Species: C. tuberculosa
Binomial name
Castellia tuberculosa
(Moris) Bor
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Catapodium sect. Castellia (Tineo) Batt. & Trab.
  • Catapodium subg. Castellia (Tineo) Trab.
  • Desmazeria sect. Castellia (Tineo) Bonnet & Barratte
  • Festuca sect. Castellia (Tineo) F. Herm.
  • Catapodium tuberculosum Moris
  • Castellia tuberculata Tineo
  • Festuca tuberculosa (Moris) Coss. & Durieu
  • Desmazeria tuberculosa (Moris) Batt. & Trab. 1884
  • Nardurus tuberculosus (Moris) Hayek
  • Micropyrum tuberculosum (Moris) Pilg.
  • Festuca muricata Durieu ex Parl.
  • Lolium elegans Steud.

Castellia is a genus of African and Eurasian plants in the grass family.[3][4] The only known species is Castellia tuberculosa, native to southern Europe (Spain, Sardinia, Greece), northern and northeastern Africa (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan), and southwestern Asia (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Persian Gulf Sheikdoms, Iran, Pakistan, Punjab State of India).[1][5][6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Tropicos, Castellia Tineo
  3. ^ Tineo, Vincenzo. 1846. Plantarum Rariorum Siciliae minus cognitarum pugillus primus 2: 17
  4. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  5. ^ Bor, N. L. 1960. Grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India and Pakistan (excluding Bambuseae) i–767. Pergamon Press, Oxford
  6. ^ Phillips, S. 1995. Poaceae (Gramineae). Flora of Ethiopia 7: i–xx, 1–420
  7. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Logliarello tubercoloso, Castellia tuberculosa (Moris) Bor