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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Acroceras
Type species
Acroceras oryzoides
(syn of A. zizanioides)[1]

Acroceras is a genus of tropical and subtropical plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5]

The genus is widespread across warmer parts of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, with a high amount of diversity in Madagascar.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

formerly included[1]

see Brachiaria Panicum

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Stapf, Otto. 1920. Flora of Tropical Africa 9: 621
  3. ^ Tropicos, Acroceras Stapf
  4. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  5. ^ Camus, A. 1946. Lepturus, Acroceras et Brachiaria nouveaux de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 93: 86–89
  6. ^ 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 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  7. ^ "Acroceras". Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden – via 
  8. ^ Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., R. D. C. Ortiz, R. Callejas Posada & M. Merello. (eds.) 2011. Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 9–939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín
  9. ^ Clayton, W. D. & S. A. Renvoize. 1982. Gramineae (Part 3). 451–898. In R. M. Polhill (ed.) Flora of Tropical East Africa. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam
  10. ^ Zon, A. P. M. v. 1992. Graminées du Cameroun. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 92–1(2): 1–557.
  11. ^ Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta
  12. ^ Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

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