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Spinifex longifolius


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Paniceae
Subtribus: Cenchrinae
Genus: Spinifex
Species: S. hirsutus – S. littoreus – S. longifolius – S. sericeus

Nothospecies: S. × alterniflorus


Spinifex L., Mant. Pl. 2: 163 (1771)


  • Heterotypic
    • Ixalum G.Forst., Fl. Ins. Austr.: 92 (1786), nom. nud.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent
      • Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka
    • Regional: China
      • China Southeast, Hainan, Taiwan, South China Sea
    • Regional: Eastern Asia
      • Japan, Nansei-shoto
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Andaman Is., Jawa, Laccadive Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Tonga
    • Regional: Indo-China
      • Cambodia, Vietnam
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Papuasia
      • New Caledonia, New Guinea
    • Regional: Australia
      • New South Wales, Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
    • Regional: New Zealand
      • New Zealand North, New Zealand South

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]

مصرى: سبينيفكس
беларуская: Спинифекс
فارسی: علف تیغ ساحلی
русский: Спинифекс
中文: 鬣刺属
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