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Mnesithea formosa


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: Ratzeburgiinae
Genus: Mnesithea
M. annua – M. formosa – M. laevis – M. mollicoma – M. pilosa – M. thailandica – M. veldkampii

Source(s) of checklist: 

Unresolved names: M. cylindrica – M. rottboellioides – M. selloana – M. striata



  • Heterotypic
    • Diperium Desv., Mém. Soc. Agric. Angers 1: 180 (1831)
    • Coelorachis [Brongn.] in L.I.Duperrey, Voy. Monde, Phan.: 64 (1831)
    • Hackelochloa Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 776 (1891)
  • Govaerts (et al.) (2013) include both Coelorachis and Hackelochloa as accepted genera


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: China
      • China Southeast, Hainan, Taiwan
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • East Himalaya, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Andaman Is., Caroline Is., , Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand
    • Regional: Indo-China
      • Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Papuasia
      • New Guinea
    • Regional: Australia
      • New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

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


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മലയാളം: മെനിസിതിയ
中文: 毛俭草属
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