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Scientific classification

C. sorghoides
Binomial name
Cleistachne sorghoides

Cleistachne is a genus of African and Asian plants in the grass family. The only known species is Cleistachne sorghoides, native to eastern and southeastern Africa (from Ethiopia to Mpumalanga), and parts of Asia (Oman, Odisha State in India).[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]


  1. ^ Bentham, George. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 14: page 60 descriptions in Latin, commentary and figure captions in English
  2. ^ Bentham, George. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 14: plate 1379 full-page line drawing of Cleistachne sorghoides
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  5. ^ Clayton, W.D. & Renvoize, S.A. (1982). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 3: 451-898.
  6. ^ Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  7. ^ Ndabaneze, P. (1989). Catalogue des Graminées du Burundi. Lejeunia; Revue de Botanique , n.s., 132: 1-127.
  8. ^ Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  9. ^ Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  10. ^ Sanbi Red List of South African Plants, Cleistachne sorghoides Benth.