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bottle washers
pappus grass
Enneapogon nigricans.jpg
Enneapogon nigricans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Genus: Enneapogon
Desv. ex P.Beauv.
Type species
Enneapogon desvauxii
Desv. ex P.Beauv.[1][2]
  • Pappophorum sect. Enneapogon (Desv. ex P. Beauv.) Hack.
  • Pappophorum sect. Enneapogon (Desv. ex P. Beauv.) Trin.
  • Calotheria Wight & Arn. ex Steud.

Enneapogon is a cosmopolitan genus of plants in the grass family.[2][4][5]

They are generally known as niggerheads, bottle washers or pappus grass. These perennial grass species are found in tropical and warm temperate areas. They have small, narrow inflorescences.[6][7][8]

  1. Enneapogon asperatus - Queensland
  2. Enneapogon avenaceus - bottle-washers - Australia
  3. Enneapogon caerulescens - Australia
  4. Enneapogon cenchroides - Africa, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent
  5. Enneapogon cylindricus - jointed nineawn - Australia
  6. Enneapogon decipiens - Australia
  7. Enneapogon desvauxii - nineawn pappusgrass - Africa, temperate Asia, southwestern United States, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina
  8. Enneapogon elegans - Burma, India
  9. Enneapogon eremophilus - Northern Territory, Queensland
  10. Enneapogon foxii - Israel
  11. Enneapogon gracilis - slender bottle-washers - Queensland, New South Wales
  12. Enneapogon intermedius - Australia
  13. Enneapogon lindleyanus - conetop nineawn - Australia
  14. Enneapogon nigricans - blackheads, niggerheads - Australia [10]
  15. Enneapogon pallidus - Australia, New Guinea, Lesser Sunda Islands
  16. Enneapogon persicus - Xinjiang, Afghanistan, Jammu-Kashmir, Pakistan, Central Asia, Spain, Egypt, Algeria, tropical Africa, Middle East
  17. Enneapogon polyphyllus - leafy nineawn - Australia
  18. Enneapogon pretoriensis - Botswana to Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga
  19. Enneapogon purpurascens - Western Australia, Northern Territory
  20. Enneapogon robustissimus - Australia
  21. Enneapogon scaber - Saudi Arabia, drier parts of Africa
  22. Enneapogon scoparius - Yemen, Africa
  23. Enneapogon spathaceus - Limpopo
  24. Enneapogon truncatus - Queensland, New South Wales
  25. Enneapogon virens - Queensland, New South Wales


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