Piptatherum

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ricegrass
Piptatherum paradoxum.jpg
Piptatherum paradoxum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Stipoideae
Genus: Piptatherum
P.Beauv.
Type species
Piptatherum coerulescens
(Desf.) P.Beauv.[1]
Synonyms[2][3]
  • Urachne Trin.
  • Oryzopsis sect. Piptatherum (P.Beauv.) Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Urachne subg. Piptatherum (P.Beauv.) Trin. & Rupr.

Piptatherum is a genus of plants in the grass family known as ricegrass.[4][5]

They are widely distributed across much of Eurasia, North Africa, and North America. These are clumping perennial grasses with long, tapering leaf blades.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

Species[2][12]
formerly included[2]

see Achnatherum Arundinella Eriochloa Nassella Oryzopsis Piptatheropsis Piptochaetium Stipa

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