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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Mniochloa
Species: M. pulchella
Binomial name
Mniochloa pulchella
(Griseb.) Chase
  • Digitaria pulchella Griseb.
  • Strephium pulchellum (Griseb.) C.Wright

Mniochloa is a genus of Cuban plants in the grass family.[2][3] The only known species is Mniochloa pulchella, native to eastern Cuba near Guantánamo.[4][5]

formerly included[1]

see Piresiella


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Chase, Mary Agnes. 1908. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 21: 185-187 generic description in Latin, specific description and commentary in English, line drawings depicting Mniochloa pulchella
  3. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  4. ^ Hitchcock, A. S. 1909. Catalogue of the Grasses of Cuba. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 12(6): 183–258, vii–xi
  5. ^ Catasus Guerra, L. 1997. Las gramíneas (Poaceae) de Cuba, I. Fontqueria 46: [i–ii], 1–259.