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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Supertribe: Triticodae
Tribe: Littledaleae
Soreng & J.I. Davis (2015)
Genus: Littledalea
Type species
Littledalea tibetica

Littledalea is a genus of Asian plants in the grass family, native to mountains in China and neighboring countries.[1] The genus is placed in its own tribe Littledaleae within subfamily Pooideae. The isolated tribe seems to be sister to the tribes Bromeae and Triticeae.[2]

Genus was named for British game hunter Clement St. George Royds Littledale (1851–1931) [1]

  1. Littledalea alaica (Korsh.) Petrov ex Kom. - Qinghai, Tibet, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
  2. Littledalea przevalskyi Tzvelev - Gansu, Qinghai, Tibet
  3. Littledalea racemosa Keng - Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan
  4. Littledalea tibetica Hemsl. - Tibet, Nepal, Yunnan


  1. ^ a b Hemsley, William Botting. 1896. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 25: plate 2472 line drawing of Littledalea tibetica; following page has description in Latin plus commentary in English
  2. ^ 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. doi:10.1111/jse.12150. ISSN 1674-4918.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ The Plant List search for Littledalea
  5. ^ Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 370 扇穗茅属 shan sui mao shu Littledalea Hemsley, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 25: t. 2472. 1896.

External links[edit]

Clayton, W.D.; Vorontsova, M.S.; Harman, K.T.; Williamson, H. "Littledalea". GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2015-12-20.