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Sandhill canegrass
Zygochloa paradoxa habit 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Zygochloa
Species: Z. paradoxa
Binomial name
Zygochloa paradoxa
(R.Br.) S.T.Blake
  • Neurachne paradoxa R.Br.
  • Panicum pseudoneurachne F.Muell.
  • Spinifex paradoxus (R.Br.) Benth.

Zygochloa is a genus of desert plants in the grass family known only from Australia.[2][3][4][5] The only known species is Zygochloa paradoxa, commonly known as sandhill canegrass. It occurs in extremely arid areas such as the Simpson Desert.[1][6][7]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Blake, Stanley Thatcher. 1941. Papers from the Department of Biology, University of Queensland Papers 1(19): 7-8, figure 3
  3. ^ Tropicos, Zygochloa S.T. Blake
  4. ^ Ausgrass2, Grasses of Australia, Zygochloa
  5. ^ Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 1992 onwards. The grass genera of the world Archived November 1, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references. Version: 28 November 2005
  6. ^ The Plant List Zygochloa paradoxa (R.Br.) S.T.Blake
  7. ^ Atlas of Living Australia