Hilaria (plant)

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Hilaria rigida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Genus: Hilaria
Type species
Hilaria cenchroides
  • Hexarrhena C.Presl
  • Schleropelta Buckley
  • Pleuraphis Torr.

Hilaria is a genus of North American plants in the grass family.[4][5] Members of the genus are commonly known as curly mesquite. They are found in the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Guatemala.[6]

The generic name honors French naturalist Augustin Saint-Hilaire (1779–1853).[7]

  1. Hilaria annua Reeder & C.Reeder - Colima
  2. Hilaria belangeri (Steud.) Nash USA (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas) south to Oaxaca
  3. Hilaria cenchroides Kunth - from Chihuahua to Guatemala; naturalized in Arizona (Pima + Cochise Counties)
  4. Hilaria ciliata (Scribn.) Sohns - from Chihuahua to Oaxaca
  5. Hilaria hintonii Sohns - Guerrero, Morelos, Querétaro, México State
  6. Hilaria jamesii (Torr.) Benth. - United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)
  7. Hilaria mutica (Buckley) Benth. - USA (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas), Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Durango, Zacatecas, Sonora, Baja California Sur)
  8. Hilaria rigida (Thurb.) Benth. ex Scribn. - United States (Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah), Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora, Baja California)
  9. Hilaria semplei Sohns - Michoacán
  10. Hilaria swallenii Cory - United States (New Mexico, Texas), Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas)