Apluda (Poaceae)

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Apluda mutica


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: Apludinae
Genus: Apluda
Species: A. mutica
Unplaced species: A. scirpoides


Apluda L., Sp. Pl. 1: 82 (1753).
Note: all other former species are now accepted as synonyms of A. mutica leaving the genus as monotypic except for the single unplaced combination..


  • Heterotypic
    • Calamina P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 128 (1812).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Central Asia
      • Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tibet, West Himalaya
    • Regional: Eastern Asia
      • Japan, Nansei-shoto
  • Continental: China
    • Regional: China
      • China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, Taiwan
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Andaman Is., Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Jawa, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oman, Socotra
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Mascareñas
      • Réunion, Maldives
      • Introduced into:
      • Maryland

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

العربية: شيظاف
English: Mauritian grass
മലയാളം: അപ്ലൂഡ
中文: 水蔗草属
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