Plant Genera


Family Code: POACEA
Genus Code: ERIAN
Genus CN: Plumegrass
Genus Summary: A genus of uncertain circumscription at this time. Clayton & Renvoize (1986) pointed out that the �traditional division [of Saccharum] into awned (Erianthus) and awnless species seems wholly artificial�; Hodkinson et al. (2002) developed molecular evidence which suggests that our species are not congeneric with Saccharum, however. For now it seems best to retain our species in Erianthus.
Genus Identification:
Genus References: Webster in FNA (2003a); Webster & Shaw (1995)=Z; Gandhi & Dutton (1993); Hodkinson et al. (2002). [also see Tripidium]
Last Updated: 2019-11-30
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