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nit grass
Gastridium phleoides fruits
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Gastridium
Type species
Gastridium australe
(syn of G. ventricosum )
(L.) P.Beauv.

Gastridium is a small but widespread genus of African and Eurasian plants in the grass family.[1][2] These grasses are sometimes called nit grass.[3]

  1. Gastridium phleoides (Nees & Meyen) C.E.Hubb. - Africa, southern Europe, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula
  2. Gastridium ventricosum (Gouan) Schinz & Thell - Mediterranean and nearby regions from Great Britain to Cape Verde to Caucasus

formerly included[4]

see Triplachne


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