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Chasmanthium latifolium Boyle Park.jpg
Woodoats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Chasmanthieae
W.V. Br. & B.N. Smith ex Sánchez-Ken & L.G. Clark (2010)

Chasmanthieae is a small tribe of grasses in the Panicoideae subfamily. It belongs to a basal lineage within the subfamily and has only seven species in two genera, Bromuniola with one species in Africa and Chasmanthium from North America.[1] They all use the C3 photosynthetic pathway.[2]


  1. ^ Soreng, Robert J.; Peterson, Paul M.; Romschenko, Konstantin; Davidse, Gerrit; Zuloaga, Fernando O.; Judziewicz, Emmet J.; Filgueiras, Tarciso S.; Davis, Jerrold I.; Morrone, Osvaldo (2015). "A worldwide phylogenetic classification of the Poaceae (Gramineae)". Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 53 (2): 117–137. doi:10.1111/jse.12150. ISSN 1674-4918. open access
  2. ^ Osborne, Colin P.; Salomaa, Anna; Kluyver, Thomas A.; Visser, Vernon; Kellogg, Elizabeth A.; Morrone, Osvaldo; Vorontsova, Maria S.; Clayton, W. Derek; Simpson, David A. (2014). "A global database of C4 photosynthesis in grasses". New Phytologist. 204 (3): 441–446. doi:10.1111/nph.12942. ISSN 0028-646X. open access

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