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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Microchloa
Type species
Microchloa setacea
(syn of M. indica)[1][2]

Rendlia Chiov.

Microchloa, smallgrass,[4] is a genus of tropical and subtropical plants in the grass family, native to Africa, southern Asia, northern Australia, and the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere.[5]

  1. Microchloa altera (Rendle) Stapf - central + southern Africa
  2. Microchloa annua (Kupicha & Cope) Cope - Zambia
  3. Microchloa caffra Nees - central + southern Africa
  4. Microchloa ensifolia Rendle - Angola
  5. Microchloa indica (L.f.) P.Beauv. - tropical Africa, southern China, Indian subcontinent, Indochina, Java, Philippines, Northern Territory of Australia
  6. Microchloa kunthii Desv. - Africa, southern Asia (Yemen to Vietnam), southwestern USA (Arizona, Texas), Mexico, Central America, South America (Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia)
formerly included[1]

see Brachyachne