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crowfoot grasses
Dactyloctenium aegyptium 0001.jpg
Egyptian grass
(Dactyloctenium aegyptium)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Genus: Dactyloctenium
Type species
Dactyloctenium aegyptium
(L.) Willd.

Dactyloctenium is a genus of Asian, African, and Australian plants in the grass family.[1] Common name is crowfoot grasses.

  1. Dactyloctenium aristatum - East Africa, Arabian Peninsula; Indian Subcontinent
  2. Dactyloctenium aegyptium – Egyptian grass - much of Africa; Asia from Turkey to Taiwan to Indonesia; various islands of Pacific + Indian Oceans; naturalized in Australia, the Americas, southern Europe; more Pacific Islands
  3. Dactyloctenium australe – Durban grass - eastern + southern Africa; Madagascar
  4. Dactyloctenium buchananensis - Queensland
  5. Dactyloctenium capitatum - Madagascar
  6. Dactyloctenium ctenoides - Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Aldabra, Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles, Chagos Islands, etc.
  7. Dactyloctenium germinatum – Sudan crowfoot grass - eastern + southern Africa; Madagascar; naturalized in Maryland, southern Mexico
  8. Dactyloctenium giganteum - eastern + southern Africa; Madagascar; naturalized in Queensland
  9. Dactyloctenium hackelii - Socotra
  10. Dactyloctenium pilosum - Kenya, Aldabra, Seychelles, Madagascar
  11. Dactyloctenium radulans – buttongrass - Australia
  12. Dactyloctenium robecchii - Djibouti, Somalia, Socotra, Yemen, Oman
  13. Dactyloctenium scindicum - East Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent; naturalized in Mexico

formerly included[2]

see Acrachne Eragrostis Harpochloa


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