Dichanthium sericeum

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Dichanthium sericeum


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: Anthistiriinae
Genus: Dichanthium
Species: Dichanthium sericeum
Subspecies: D. s. subsp. humilius – D. s. subsp. polystachyum – D. s. subsp. sericeum


Dichanthium sericeum (R.Br.) A.Camus, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 27: 549. (1921)


  • Basionym
    • Andropogon sericeus R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 201 (1810)
  • Homotypic
    • Sorghum sericeum (R.Br.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 792 (1891)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Cambodia, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia
    • Introduced into:
      • Czechoslovakia, Florida, Hawaii, Japan, Marquesas, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mississippi, Pakistan, Texas, Zimbabwe

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: silky bluestem
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