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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Danthonioideae
Genus: Chaetobromus
Binomial name
Chaetobromus involucratus
(Schrad.) Nees
  • Danthonia sect. Chaetobromus (Nees) Steud.
  • Avena involucrata Schrad.
  • Danthonia involucrata (Schrad.) Schrad.
  • Pentameris involucrata (Schrad.) Nees
  • Chaetobromus dregeanus Nees
  • Danthonia dregeana (Nees) Steud.
  • Chaetobromus interceptus Nees
  • Danthonia intercepta (Nees) Steud.
  • Chaetobromus schraderi Stapf
  • Chaetobromus schlechteri Pilg.
  • Chaetobromus involucratus var. sericeus Nees

Chaetobromus is a genus of African plants in the grass family.[4]


There is only one known species, Chaetobromus involucratus, native to Namibia and Cape Province.[2][5]


Three subspecies are accepted

  1. Chaetobromus involucratus subsp. dregeanus (Nees) Verboom
  2. Chaetobromus involucratus subsp. involucratus
  3. Chaetobromus involucratus subsp. sericeus (Nees) Verboom
formerly included[2]

taxa once considered part of Chaetobromus but now regarded as better suited to Tenaxia :

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nees von Esenbeck, Christian Gottfried Daniel. 1836. Natural System of Botany, page 449
  2. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Tropicos, Chaetobromus Nees
  4. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  5. ^ Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria