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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Schizachne
Species: S. purpurascens
Binomial name
Schizachne purpurascens
(Torr.) Swallen
Type species
Schizachne fauriei
(syn of S. purpurascens ssp. callosa)[1]
  • Schizachne fauriei Hack.
  • Trisetum purpurascens Torr.
  • Melica purpurascens (Torr.) Hitchc.
  • Avena callosa Turcz. ex Griseb..
  • Melica callosa (Turcz. ex Griseb.) Ohwi
  • Schizachne komarovii Roshev.
  • Schizachne callosa (Turcz. ex Griseb.) Ohwi
  • Avena striata Michx. 1803, illegitimate homonym not Lam. 1783 nor Schousb. ex Willk. & Lange 1861
  • Melica striata Hitchc.
  • Avena torreyi Nash
  • Bromelica striata (Hitchc.) Farw.
  • Schizachne striata (Hitchc.) Hultén

Schizachne is a genus of Eurasian and North American plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The only accepted species is Schizachne purpurascens, commonly called false mesic.[1][9][10] Three subspecies are recognized:

Melica smithii was formerly included in the genus, as Schizachne smithii.[1]