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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Tricholaena
  • Melinis sect. Tricholaena (Schrad.) Hack.
  • Panicum sect. Tricholaena (Schrad.) Steud.
  • Xyochlaena Stapf
  • Eremochlamys Peter

Tricholaena is a genus of Asian, African, and Italian plants in the grass family.[3][1][4][5]

  1. Tricholaena capensis (Licht. ex Roem. & Schult.) Nees - Free State, Namibia, Cape Province
  2. Tricholaena monachne (Trin.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. - drier parts of Africa from Kenya to Cape Province; also Ghana, Togo, Madagascar, Réunion, Pakistan
  3. Tricholaena teneriffae (L.f.) Link - drier parts of Africa from Morocco to Egypt to Tanzania; Canary Islands; Cape Verde, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East, India, Pakistan, Calabria, Sicily[7]
  4. Tricholaena vestita (Balf.f.) Stapf & C.E.Hubb. - Socotra
formerly included[2]

see Brachiaria Digitaria Eriachne Melinis Miscanthus Paspalum Saccharum