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Sorghastrum nutans
Scientific classification

Type species
Sorghastrum avenaceum
(Michx.) Nash.
  • Chalcoelytrum Lunell
  • Dipogon Steud. 1840, rejected name not Liebm. 1854
  • Poranthera Raf. 1830, illegitimate homonym not Rudge 1811 (Phyllanthaceae)
  • Sorghum sect. Sorghastrum (Nash) Stapf
  • Sorghum subg. Sorghastrum (Nash) E.D. Garber

Sorghastrum is a genus of grasses, native to Africa and the Americas.[4]

Members of the genus are commonly known as Indiangrass.[5]

  1. Sorghastrum balansae (Hack.) Dávila - Paraguay
  2. Sorghastrum brunneum Swallen - Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras
  3. Sorghastrum chaseae Swallen - Mato Grosso, Paraíba
  4. Sorghastrum contractum (Hack.) M.Kuhlm. & Kuhn - Brazil
  5. Sorghastrum crassum Renvoize - Bolivia
  6. Sorghastrum elliottii (C.Mohr) Nash – Slender Indiangrass - southeastern + south-central USA (Texas to Virginia)
  7. Sorghastrum fuscescens (Pilg.) Clayton - Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi
  8. Sorghastrum incompletum (J.Presl) Nash - Latin America from Mexico to Bolivia; Africa from Senegal to Zimbabwe
  9. Sorghastrum minarum (Nees) Hitchc. - Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina
  10. Sorghastrum nudipes Nash - Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Limpopo, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Angola
  11. Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash – Yellow Indiangrass - Canada, USA, Mexico, Honduras
  12. Sorghastrum pellitum (Hack.) Parodi - Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay
  13. Sorghastrum pogonostachyum (Stapf) Clayton - Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi
  14. Sorghastrum pohlianum Dávila, L.I.Cabrera & R.Lira - Socorro Island in Colima
  15. Sorghastrum scaberrimum (Nees) Herter - Brazil
  16. Sorghastrum secundum (Elliott) Nash – Lopsided Indiangrass - southeastern USA; Bahamas
  17. Sorghastrum setosum (Griseb.) Hitchc. – Sandysoil Indiangrass - Latin America + West Indies from Veracruz to Uruguay
  18. Sorghastrum stipoides (Kunth) Nash – Needle Indiangrass - tropical + southern Africa; naturalized in Latin America
  19. Sorghastrum tisserantii Clayton - Central African Rep
  20. Sorghastrum viride Swallen - Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay


  1. ^ a b "Genus: Sorghastrum Nash". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1999-03-09. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Tropicos, Sorghastrum Nash
  4. ^ Nash, George Valentine. 1901. Manual of the Flora of the northern States and Canada page 71
  5. ^ a b "Sorghastrum". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-11-06.
  6. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Sorghastrum". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-11-06.

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