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Eragrostis cilianensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Eragrostideae
Stapf (1898)

20 genera, see text

  • supertribe Eragrostodae L. Liu (1980)
  • Unioleae Roshev. ex C.S. Campb. (1985)

Eragrostideae is a tribe of grasses in subfamily Chloridoideae. It contains roughly 500 species, which all use the C4 photosynthetic pathway.

The 20 genera are classified in three subtribes:[1]

Cotteinae Reeder (1965) Unioliinae Clayton (1982) Eragrostidinae J. Presl (1830)


  1. ^ a b Soreng, Robert J.; Peterson, Paul M.; Romschenko, Konstantin; Davidse, Gerrit; Zuloaga, Fernando O.; Judziewicz, Emmet J.; Filgueiras, Tarciso S.; Davis, Jerrold I.; Morrone, Osvaldo (2015). "A worldwide phylogenetic classification of the Poaceae (Gramineae)". Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 53 (2): 117–137. ISSN 1674-4918. doi:10.1111/jse.12150.  open access publication – free to read