Hyperthelia dissoluta

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Hyperthelia dissoluta


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: Andropogoninae
Genus: Hyperthelia
Species: Hyperthelia dissoluta


Hyperthelia dissoluta (Nees ex Steud.) Clayton, 1966


  • Basionym
    • Anthistiria dissoluta Nees ex Steud., Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 400 (1854).
  • Homotypic
    • Hyparrhenia dissoluta (Nees ex Steud.) C.E.Hubb. in J.Hutchinson & J.M.Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 591 (1936).
  • Heterotypic
    • Andropogon anthesterioides Rupr. ex M.Martens & Galeotti, Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 9(2): 245 (1842), nom. nud.
    • Andropogon macrolepis Hack., Flora 68: 125 (1885).
    • Andropogon ruprechtii Hack., Flora 68: 126 (1885).
    • Hyparrhenia ruprechtii (Hack.) E.Fourn., Mexic. Pl. 2: 67 (1886).
    • Sorghum macrolepis (Hack.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 792 (1891).
    • Sorghum ruprechtii (Hack.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 792 (1891).
    • Cymbopogon ruprechtii (Hack.) Rendle in W.P.Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. 2: 160 (1899).
    • Andropogon luteolus Vanderyst, Bull. Agric. Congo Belge 9: 241 (1918), nom. provis.
    • Hyparrhenia macrolepis (Hack.) Stapf in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 328 (1919).
    • Hyperthelia macrolepis (Hack.) Clayton, Kew Bull. 20: 445 (1966).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
    • Regional: Western Indian Ocean
      • Madagascar
    • Introduced into:
      • Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua

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]

Afrikaans: Geeldekgras
English: Yellow thatching grass
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