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Giant mountain grass
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Dryopoa
Species: D. dives
Binomial name
Dryopoa dives
(F.Muell.) Vickery
  • Festuca dives F.Muell.
  • Glyceria dives (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth.
  • Poa dives (F.Muell.) F.Muell.
  • Panicularia dives (F.Muell.) Kuntze

Dryopoa (giant mountain grass) is a genus of Australian plants in the grass family.[2][3]

The only known species is Dryopoa dives, native to New South Wales, Tasmania, and Victoria.[1][4] The name Dryopoa (tree-grass) is derived from the Greek language, with dryos meaning tree and poa meaning grass.


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Vickery, Joyce Winifred 1963. Contributions from the New South Wales National Herbarium 3(3):195.
  3. ^ Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ Atlas of Living Australia, Dryopoa Vickery