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Family: Poaceae  Barnhart, nom. cons.
subfam. Chloridoideae

Family number: 1467. Last updated: 13-Apr-2007.
Number of accepted genera: 142.
Type genus: Chloris Sw.
Comment: monocot.

Complete list of genera

References for subfamily:

  • Peterson, P. M. et al. 2007. Classification and biogeography of New World grasses: Chloridoideae. Aliso 23:580–594.
  • Peterson, P. M. et al. 2010. A classification of the Chloridoideae (Poaceae) based on multi-gene phylogenetic trees. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 55:580–598.

Tribes for Chloridoideae:

Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
Chloridoideae Cynodonteae
Chloridoideae Eragrostideae
Chloridoideae Triraphideae
Chloridoideae Zoysieae


Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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