Spinifex longifolius

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Spinifex longifolius
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: Spinifex longifolius



Spinifex longifolius R.Br. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 198. 1810


  • Homotypic
    • Spinifex littoreus var. longifolius (R.Br.) Backer, Handb. Fl. Java 2: 188 (1928)
  • Heterotypic
    • Spinifex fragilis R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 198 (1810)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Sulawesi, Thailand
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Papuasia
      • New Guinea
    • Regional: Australia
      • Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • 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

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