Hypolaena

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Hypolaena
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Restionaceae
Genus: Hypolaena
R.Br.
Type species
Hypolaena fastigiata
R.Br.

Hypolaena is a plant genus in the family Restionaceae, described as a genus in 1810.[1][2] The entire genus is endemic to Australia.[3]

Species[4][5]
  1. Hypolaena caespitosa B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson - WA
  2. Hypolaena exsulca R.Br. - WA
  3. Hypolaena fastigiata R.Br. - Tassel Rope-rush - WA, SA, NSW, Vic, Tas, Qld
  4. Hypolaena grandiuscula F.Muell.
  5. Hypolaena humilis (Gilg.) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson - WA
  6. Hypolaena pubescens (R.Br.) Nees - WA
  7. Hypolaena robusta Meney & Pate - WA
  8. Hypolaena viridis B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson - WA
formerly included[3]

A few dozen other species have been placed in the genus over the years but are now considered members of other genera: Anthochortus Calorophus Chordifex Desmocladus Empodisma Loxocarya Mastersiella Platycaulos Restio Stenotalis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Robert. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 251 in Latin.
  2. ^ Tropicos, Hypolaena R. Br.
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ "Hypolaena". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Hypolaena". FloraBase. Department of Environment and Conservation, Government of Western Australia.