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Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Subtribus: Aveninae
Genus: Arrhenatherum
Species: A. album – A. calderae – A. elatius – A. kotschyi – A. longifolium – A. palaestinum – A. pallens



Arrhenatherum P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 55 (1812)

Note: most species once assigned to this genus are now circumscribed in Helictotrichon Besser in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Mant. 3: 526 (1827).


  • Heterotypic
    • Thorea Rouy in G.Rouy & J.Foucaud, Fl. France 14: 142 (1913), nom. illeg.
    • Pseudarrhenatherum Rouy, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 68: 401 (1921) nom. nov.
    • Thoreochloa Holub, Acta Univ. Carol., Biol. 1962: 154 (1963), nom. superfl.



Primary references


Additional references

  • Nisa, S.C. 2003. Revision of the genus Arrhenatherum (Poaceae): Preliminary results based on morphology. In Monocots III Abstracts, Rancho Santa Ana: Claremont.

Vernacular names

čeština: Ovsík
Deutsch: Glatthafer
English: Oatgrass
suomi: Heinäkaurat
magyar: Franciaperje
polski: Rajgras
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