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Grama grass
Bouteloua curtipendula.jpg
Bouteloua curtipendula
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Boutelouinae
Genus: Bouteloua
Lag. 1805 not Hornem. ex P. Beauv. 1812[1]
Type species
Bouteloua racemosa

Bouteloua is a genus of plants in the grass family.[3][4] Members of the genus are commonly known as grama grass.[5]

The genus was named for Claudio and Esteban Boutelou, 19th-century Spanish botanists.[6][7]


Species of Bouteloua include:[2][5][8][9][10]

Formerly included[edit]

Some grass species, formerly classified under Bouteloua, have been reclassified under other genera including:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Bouteloua Lag". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Lagasca y Segura, Mariano. 1805. Variedades de Ciencias, Literatura y Artes 2(4,21): 134
  4. ^ Watson L, Dallwitz MJ. (2008). "The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Bouteloua". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  6. ^ Peterson, P. M. & Y. Herrera-Arrieta. 2001. Bouteloua. In Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae): II. Subfamily Chloridoideae. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 41: 20–33
  7. ^ Gould, F. W. 1980. The genus Bouteloua (Poaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 66(3): 348–416
  8. ^ "Species Records of Bouteloua". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  9. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  10. ^ Gould, F. W. & R. Moran. 1981. The grasses of Baja California, Mexico. Memoir San Diego Society of Natural History 12: 1–140

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