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Poaceae

Wikipedia Abstract

The Poaceae (English pronunciation: /poʊˈeɪ.siˌiː/) (also called Gramineae or true grasses) are a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants. With more than 10,000 domesticated and wild species, the Poaceae are the fifth-largest plant family, following the Asteraceae, Orchidaceae, Fabaceae, and Rubiaceae.Though commonly called "grasses", seagrasses, rushes, and sedges fall outside this family.
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Genus

Achnatherum (needlegrass) (11)
Aciachne (3)
Acidosasa (11)
Acostia (1)   (1)
Acrachne (goosegrass) (3)
Acritochaete (1)
Acroceras (acroceras) (24)
Actinocladum (1)
Aegilops (goatgrass) (24)   (1)
Aegilotriticum (6)
Aegopogon (relaxgrass) (4)
Aeluropus (6)
Afrotrichloris (2)
Agenium (3)
Agnesia (1)
Agropogon (2)
Agropyron (crested-wheat grasses) (13)   (2)
Agropyropsis (1)
Agrostis (bentgrass) (216)   (1)   (2)
Agrostopoa (3)
Aira (hairgrass) (8)
Airopsis (1)
Alexfloydia (1)
Alloeochaete (6)
Allolepis (Texas salt) (1)
Alloteropsis (summergrass) (5)
Alopecurus (foxtail) (45)
Altoparadisium (2)
Alvimia (3)
Ammochloa (3)
Ammophila (beachgrass) (3)   (1)
Ampelocalamus (13)
Ampelodesmos (Mauritanian grass) (1)
Amphicarpum (maidencane) (2)
Amphipogon (8)
Anadelphia (14)
Ancistrachne (4)   (1)
Ancistragrostis (1)
Andropogon (bluestem) (105)   (2)
Andropterum (1)
Anemanthele (1)
Aniselytron (2)
Anisopogon (1)
Anomochloa (1)
Anthaenantia (4)
Anthaenantiopsis (4)
Anthephora (oldfield grass) (11)
Anthosachne (9)
Anthoxanthum (hornwort) (18)
Antinoria (2)
Apera (silkybent) (5)
Aphanelytrum (2)
Apluda (Mauritian grass) (1)
Apochiton (1)
Apoclada (1)
Apocopis (16)
Arberella (7)
Arctagrostis (polargrass) (2)
Arctodupontia (1)
Arctophila (pendantgrass) (1)
Aristida (threeawn) (296)
Arrhenatherum (oatgrass) (7)   (1)
Arthragrostis (4)
Arthraxon (carpgrass) (22)
Arthropogon (5)
Arthrostylidium (climbing bamboo) (32)
Arundinaria (cane) (3)
Arundinella (rabo de gato) (47)
Arundo (giant reed) (4)
Arundoclaytonia (1)
Asthenochloa (1)
Astrebla (4)
Athroostachys (1)
Atractantha (6)
Aulonemia (45)
Australopyrum (5)
Austrochloris (1)
Austroderia (5)
Austrofestuca (1)
Austrostipa (64)
Avena (21)
Axonopus (carpetgrass) (71)
Bambusa (bamboo) (146)
Baptorhachis (1)
Bashania (4)
Beckmannia (sloughgrass) (2)
Bewsia (1)
Bhidea (3)
Blepharidachne (desertgrass) (4)
Blepharoneuron (dropseed) (2)
Bonia (5)
Bothriochloa (beardgrass) (36)   (1)   (1)
Bouteloua (grama) (34)
Brachiaria (signalgrass) (119)   (1)
Brachyachne (10)
Brachychloa (2)
Brachyelytrum (shorthusk) (3)
Brachypodium (false brome) (20)
Briza (quakinggrass) (5)
Bromofestuca (1)
Bromuniola (1)
Bromus (brome) (169)   (2)   (1)
Brylkinia (1)
Buergersiochloa (1)
Calamagrostis (Reedgrass) (281)   (3)
Calammophila (2)
Calamovilfa (sandreed) (5)
Calderonella (1)
Calyptochloa (1)
Canastra (2)
Capeochloa (3)
Capillipedium (17)
Castellia (1)
Catabrosa (whorlgrass) (3)
Catalepis (1)
Catapodium (4)
Cathariostachys (2)
Cathestecum (false grama) (4)
Cenchrus (sandbur) (26)   (1)   (1)
Centotheca (3)
Centrochloa (1)
Centropodia (4)
Cephalostachyum (15)
Chaetium (3)
Chaetobromus (1)
Chaetopoa (2)
Chaetopogon (1)
Chamaeraphis (1)
Chandrasekharania (1)
Chascolytrum (23)
Chasmanthium (woodoats) (5)
Chasmopodium (2)
Chevalierella (1)
Chikusichloa (3)
Chimaerochloa (1)
Chimonobambusa (40)
Chimonocalamus (16)
Chionachne (9)
Chionochloa (26)
Chloris (windmill grass) (59)
Chlorocalymma (1)
Chondrosum (15)
Chrysochloa (4)
Chrysopogon (false beardgrass) (48)
Chusquea (chusquea bamboo) (157)   (1)
Cinna (woodreed) (4)
Cladoraphis (bristly lovegrass) (2)
Clausospicula (1)
Cleistachne (1)
Cleistochloa (3)
Cleistogenes (13)
Coelachne (11)
Coelachyrum (6)
Coelorachis (jointtail grass) (21)
Coix (Job's tears) (3)
Colanthelia (7)
Coleanthus (mossgrass) (1)
Colpodium (17)
Connorochloa (1)
Cornucopiae (2)
Cortaderia (pampas grass) (20)   (2)
Corynephorus (clubawn grass) (5)
Cottea (cotta grass) (1)
Craspedorhachis (3)
Crinipes (2)
Crithopsis (1)
Crypsis (pricklegrass) (9)
Cryptochloa (8)
Ctenium (toothache grass) (20)
Cutandia (Memphisgrass) (6)
Cyathopus (1)
Cymbopogon (lemon grass) (53)
Cynochloris (2)
Cynodon (Bermudagrass) (10)   (1)
Cynosurus (dogstail grass) (9)
Cyperochloa (1)
Cyphochlaena (2)
Cyphonanthus (1)
Cyrtochloa (7)
Cyrtococcum (14)
Dactylis (orchardgrass) (2)
Dactyloctenium (crowfoot grass) (13)
Daknopholis (1)
Dallwatsonia (1)
Danthonia (oatgrass) (27)
Danthoniastrum (4)
Danthonidium (1)
Danthoniopsis (16)   (1)
Dasyochloa (woollygrass) (1)
Dasypyrum (mosquitograss) (2)
Davidsea (1)
Decaryella (1)
Decaryochloa (1)
Dendrocalamus (57)
Deschampsia (hairgrass) (40)
Desmazeria (3)
Desmostachya (1)
Diandrolyra (3)
Diarrhena (beakgrain) (5)
Dichaetaria (1)
Dichanthium (bluestem) (20)
Dichelachne (plumegrass) (9)
Didymogonyx (2)
Diectomis (1)
Dielsiochloa (1)
Digitaria (crabgrass) (260)
Dignathia (5)
Diheteropogon (4)
Dilophotriche (3)
Dimeria (60)   (1)
Dinebra (viper grass) (7)
Dinochloa (38)   (1)
Diplachne (4)
Diplopogon (1)
Disakisperma (3)
Dissanthelium (Catalina grass) (14)
Dissochondrus (false brittlegrass) (1)
Distichlis (saltgrass) (10)
Dregeochloa (2)
Drepanostachyum (10)
Dryopoa (Giant Mountain Grass) (1)
Dupoa (1)
Dupontia (tundragrass) (3)   (2)
Duthiea (3)
Eccoptocarpha (1)
Echinaria (1)
Echinochloa (cockspur grass) (34)
Echinolaena (7)
Echinopogon (7)
Ectrosia (14)
Ehrharta (veldtgrass) (37)
Ekmanochloa (2)
Eleusine (goosegrass) (10)
Elionurus (balsamscale grass) (15)
Ellisochloa (2)
Elyhordeum (16)
Elyleymus (6)
Elymandra (6)
Elymostachys (1)
Elymus (wildrye) (200)
Elytrophorus (2)
Elytrostachys (2)
Enneapogon (feather pappusgrass) (24)
Enteropogon (unbrellagrass) (17)
Entolasia (entolasia) (6)
Entoplocamia (1)
Eragrostiella (6)
Eragrostis (lovegrass) (414)   (4)
Eremitis (1)
Eremocaulon (4)
Eremochloa (centipede grass) (13)
Eremopoa (5)
Eremopyrum (false wheatgrass) (4)
Eriachne (48)
Eriochloa (cupgrass) (34)
Eriochrysis (moco de pavo) (11)
Eriocoma (2)
Erioneuron (woollygrass) (2)
Euclasta (mock bluestem) (2)
Eulalia (31)
Eulaliopsis (sabaigrass) (2)
Eustachys (fingergrass) (15)
Exotheca (1)
Fargesia (87)
Farrago (1)
Ferrocalamus (1)
Festuca (fescue) (651)   (4)
Festucopsis (2)
Festulolium (6)
Festulpia (2)
Filgueirasia (2)
Fingerhuthia (Zulu fescue) (2)
Froesiochloa (1)
Garnotia (lawngrass) (30)   (2)
Gastridium (nit grass) (2)
Gaudinia (fragile oat) (4)
Gelidocalamus (13)
Geochloa (3)
Germainia (9)
Gerritea (1)
Gigantocalamus (1)
Gigantochloa (gigantochloa) (55)
Gilgiochloa (1)
Glaziophyton (1)
Glyceria (mannagrass) (44)   (1)
Glyphochloa (11)
Gouinia (12)
Graphephorum (2)
Greslania (2)
Guadua (27)
Guaduella (6)
Gymnopogon (skeletongrass) (14)
Gynerium (wildcane) (1)
Habrochloa (1)
Hackelochloa (pitscale grass) (2)
Hainardia (barbgrass) (1)
Hainardiopholis (1)
Hakonechloa (Hakone grass) (1)
Halopyrum (1)
Harpachne (3)
Harpochloa (2)
Helictotrichon (alpine oatgrass) (94)
Hemarthria (jointgrass) (12)
Hemisorghum (2)
Henrardia (2)
Heterachne (3)
Heteranthelium (1)
Heteranthoecia (1)
Heteropholis (3)
Heteropogon (tanglehead) (5)   (1)
Hickelia (4)   (1)
Hierochloe (sweetgrass) (34)
Hilaria (curly-mesquite) (10)
Himalayacalamus (9)
Hitchcockella (1)
Holcolemma (3)
Holcus (velvetgrass) (11)   (1)
Holttumochloa (3)
Homolepis (5)
Homopholis (1)
Homozeugos (6)
Hookerochloa (2)
Hopia (1)
Hordelymus (1)
Hordeum (barley) (38)
Hubbardia (2)
Hubbardochloa (1)
Humbertochloa (2)   (1)
Hyalopoa (6)
Hydrothauma (1)
Hygrochloa (2)
Hygroryza (watergrass) (1)
Hylebates (2)
Hymenachne (marsh grass) (7)
Hyparrhenia (thatching grass) (56)
Hyperthelia (6)
Hypseochloa (2)
Ichnanthus (bedgrass) (31)
Imperata (satintail) (11)   (1)
Indocalamus (33)
Indopoa (1)
Indosasa (20)
Isachne (bloodgrass) (99)   (3)
Ischaemum (murainagrass) (85)   (2)   (1)
Iseilema (24)
Ixophorus (Central America grass) (1)
Jansenella (2)
Jouvea (2)
Kampochloa (1)
Kaokochloa (1)
Kengyilia (27)
Kerriochloa (1)
Kinabaluchloa (2)
Koeleria (Junegrass) (47)
Koordersiochloa (2)
Lachnagrostis (33)
Lagurus (harestail grass) (1)
Lamarckia (goldentop grass) (1)
Lasiacis (smallcane) (15)
Lasiurus (1)
Lecomtella (1)
Leersia (cutgrass) (18)
Leptagrostis (1)
Leptaspis (5)
Leptocarydion (1)
Leptochloa (sprangletop) (29)
Leptothrium (2)
Lepturidium (1)
Lepturopetium (2)
Lepturus (thintail) (15)
Leydeum (2)
Leymostachys (1)
Leymus (wildrye) (61)
Limnas (3)
Limnodea (Ozark grass) (1)
Limnopoa (1)   (1)
Lindbergella (1)
Lintonia (2)
Lithachne (diente de perro) (4)
Littledalea (4)
Loliolum (1)
Lolium (ryegrass) (9)
Lophacme (2)
Lophatherum (2)
Lopholepis (1)
Lophopogon (2)
Loudetia (25)
Loudetiopsis (11)
Louisiella (1)
Loxodera (5)
Luziola (watergrass) (11)
Lycochloa (1)
Lycurus (wolfstail) (3)
Lygeum (lygeum) (1)
Maclurochloa (1)
Maclurolyra (1)
Maltebrunia (4)
Manisuris (1)
Mayariochloa (1)
Megalachne (2)
Megaloprotachne (1)
Megastachya (2)
Melanocenchris (3)
Melica (melicgrass) (94)
Melinis (stinkgrass) (22)   (1)
Melocalamus (13)
Melocanna (2)
Merostachys (47)
Merxmuellera (7)
Mesosetum (26)
Metcalfia (1)
Mibora (sandgrass) (2)
Micraira (15)
Microcalamus (1)
Microchloa (smallgrass) (6)
Micropyropsis (1)   (1)
Micropyrum (2)
Microstegium (browntop) (25)   (1)
Milium (milletgrass) (6)
Miscanthus (silvergrass) (17)   (1)
Mnesithea (7)
Mniochloa (1)
Molinia (moorgrass) (2)
Monachather (1)
Monelytrum (1)
Monocymbium (3)
Monodia (1)
Mosdenia (1)
Muhlenbergia (muhly) (162)   (1)
Mullerochloa (1)
Munroa (5)
Myriocladus (12)
Myriostachya (1)
Narduroides (1)
Nardus (matgrass) (1)
Nassella (needlegrass) (112)   (2)
Nastus (25)
Neesiochloa (1)
Nematopoa (1)
Neobouteloua (2)
Neohouzeaua (6)
Neololeba (5)
Neomicrocalamus (4)
Neostapfia (Colusagrass) (1)
Neostapfiella (3)
Nephelochloa (1)
Neurachne (8)
Neuropoa (1)
Neyraudia (neyraudia) (4)   (1)
Notochloe (1)
Ochlandra (12)
Ochthochloa (1)
Odyssea (2)
Oligostachyum (17)
Olmeca (5)
Olyra (carrycillo) (24)
Ophiochloa (2)
Ophiuros (4)
Oplismenopsis (1)
Oplismenus (basketgrass) (7)   (1)
Orcuttia (Orcutt grass) (5)
Oreobambos (1)
Oreochloa (4)
Oreopoa (1)
Orinus (6)
Oropetium (6)
Ortachne (3)
Orthoclada (2)
Orthoraphium (2)
Oryza (rice) (19)   (1)
Oryzidium (1)
Oryzopsis (ricegrass) (6)
Otachyrium (8)
Otatea (9)
Ottochloa (3)
Oxychloris (1)
Oxyrhachis (1)
Oxytenanthera (oxytenanthera) (1)
Panicum (panicgrass) (467)   (4)   (2)
Pappophorum (pappusgrass) (7)
Parabambusa (1)
Paractaenum (1)
Parafestuca (1)
Parahyparrhenia (6)
Paraneurachne (1)
Parapholis (sicklegrass) (6)
Paratheria (2)
Pariana (29)
Parodiolyra (6)
Parodiophyllochloa (6)
Paspalidium (watercrown grass) (34)
Paspalum (crowngrass) (324)   (2)   (2)
Pennisetum (fountaingrass) (84)   (4)
Pentameris (81)   (1)
Pentapogon (1)
Pereilema (4)
Periballia (3)
Perotis (14)
Perrierbambus (2)
Peyritschia (7)
Phacelurus (10)
Phaenanthoecium (1)
Phaenosperma (1)
Phalaris (canarygrass) (18)   (1)
Pharus (stalkgrass) (7)   (1)
Pheidochloa (2)
Phippsia (icegrass) (3)
Phleum (timothy) (18)
Pholiurus (1)
Phragmites (reed) (4)   (1)
Phuphanochloa (1)
Phyllorachis (1)
Phyllosasa (1)
Phyllostachys (bamboo) (51)   (1)
Pinga (1)
Piptatheropsis (5)
Piptatherum (31)
Piptochaetium (speargrass) (35)
Piptophyllum (1)
Piresia (5)
Piresiella (1)
Plagiantha (1)
Plagiosetum (1)
Pleioblastus (23)
Pleuropogon (semaphoregrass) (6)
Plinthanthesis (3)
Poa (meadow-grass) (534)   (3)   (1)
Podophorus (1)
Poecilostachys (15)
Pogonachne (1)
Pogonarthria (4)
Pogonatherum (4)
Pogonochloa (1)
Pogononeura (1)
Pohlidium (1)
Polevansia (1)
Polypogon (rabbitsfoot grass) (22)
Polytoca (2)
Polytrias (Java grass) (1)
Pommereulla (1)
Potamophila (1)
Prosphytochloa (1)
Psammagrostis (1)
Psammochloa (1)
Psathyrostachys (wildrye) (10)
Pseudanthistiria (3)
Pseudechinolaena (6)
Pseudobromus (6)
Pseudodanthonia (1)
Pseudodichanthium (1)
Pseudopentameris (4)
Pseudopogonatherum (6)
Pseudoraphis (7)
Pseudosasa (arrow bamboo) (20)
Pseudosorghum (2)
Pseudostachyum (1)
Pseudoxytenanthera (4)
Pseudozoysia (1)
Psilolemma (1)
Psilurus (1)
Ptilagrostis (14)
Puccinellia (Alkali grass) (116)   (1)
Pucciphippsia (2)
Puelia (5)
Racemobambos (19)
Raddia (9)
Raddiella (8)
Ratzeburgia (1)
Rehia (1)
Reimarochloa (reimar grass) (3)
Reitzia (1)
Relchela (1)
Reynaudia (1)
Rheochloa (1)
Rhipidocladum (16)
Rhizocephalus (1)
Rhynchoryza (1)
Rhytachne (12)
Richardsiella (1)
Rostraria (hairgrass) (13)
Rottboellia (itchgrass) (6)   (1)
Rytidosperma (wallaby grass) (74)
Saccharum (sugarcane) (35)
Sacciolepis (cupscale grass) (25)   (1)
Sarocalamus (3)
Sartidia (5)
Sasa (broadleaf bamboo) (57)
Sasaella (1)
Saugetia (2)
Schismus (Mediterranean grass) (5)   (2)
Schizachne (false melic) (1)
Schizachyrium (little bluestem) (61)   (1)
Schizostachyum (Polynesian 'ohe) (62)
Schmidtia (2)
Schoenefeldia (2)
Sclerochloa (hardgrass) (2)
Sclerodactylon (1)
Scleropogon (burrograss) (1)
Scolochloa (rivergrass) (1)
Scribneria (Scribner's grass) (1)
Scutachne (1)
Secale (10)
Sehima (5)
Semiarundinaria (7)
Sesleria (32)
Setaria (bristlegrass) (102)   (1)
Setariopsis (2)
Shibataea (7)
Silentvalleya (2)
Simplicia (2)
Sinarundinaria (2)
Sinobambusa (14)
Sinocalamus (wideleaf bamboo) (6)
Sinochasea (1)
Sirochloa (1)
Snowdenia (4)
Soderstromia (1)
Soejatmia (1)
Sohnsia (1)
Sorghastrum (Indiangrass) (20)
Sorghum (sorghum) (29)   (1)
Spartina (cordgrass) (17)   (3)
Spartochloa (1)
Spathia (1)
Sphaerobambos (3)
Sphaerocaryum (1)
Spheneria (1)
Sphenopholis (wedgescale) (7)
Sphenopus (2)
Spinifex (5)
Spodiopogon (16)
Sporobolus (dropseed) (186)   (1)   (1)
Steinchisma (gaping grass) (7)
Steirachne (2)
Stenostachys (4)
Stenotaphrum (St. Augustine grass) (7)
Stephanachne (2)
Stereochlaena (4)
Steyermarkochloa (1)
Stipa (247)   (1)
Stipagrostis (56)
Stiporyzopsis (1)
Streptochaeta (3)
Streptogyna (2)
Streptolophus (1)
Streptostachys (7)
Styppeiochloa (3)
Sucrea (3)
Suddia (1)
Swallenia (Eureka dunegrass) (1)
Sylvipoa (1)
Symplectrodia (2)
Taeniatherum (medusahead) (1)
Taeniorhachis (1)
Tarigidia (2)
Tatianyx (1)
Temburongia (1)
Temochloa (1)
Tenaxia (8)
Tetrachaete (1)
Tetrachne (1)
Tetrapogon (5)
Thamnocalamus (4)
Thaumastochloa (8)
Thedachloa (1)
Thelepogon (2)
Themeda (kangaroo grass) (27)
Thinopyrum (11)
Thrasya (22)
Thrasyopsis (2)
Thuarea (Kuroiwa grass) (2)
Thyridachne (1)
Thyridolepis (3)
Thyrsostachys (2)
Thysanolaena (1)
Toliara (1)
Torreyochloa (false mannagrass) (5)
Tovarochloa (1)
Trachypogon (crinkleawn grass) (4)
Trachys (2)
Tragus (bur grass) (8)
Tribolium (15)
Trichloris (2)
Tricholaena (4)
Trichoneura (Silveus' grass) (8)
Trichopteryx (5)
Tridens (tridens) (17)
Trilobachne (1)
Triniochloa (6)
Triodia (67)
Triplachne (1)
Triplasis (sandgrass) (2)
Triplopogon (1)
Tripogon (fiveminute grass) (45)
Tripsacum (gamagrass) (14)
Triraphis (8)
Triscenia (1)
Trisetaria (15)
Trisetokoeleria (3)
Trisetum (oatgrass) (84)
Tristachya (20)
Triticale (1)
Triticosecale (3)
Triticum (wheat) (21)
Trititrigia (1)
Tuctoria (spiralgrass) (3)
Uniola (seaoats) (5)   (1)
Uranthoecium (1)
Urelytrum (7)
Urochlaena (1)
Urochloa (signalgrass) (16)
Urochondra (1)
Valiha (2)
Vaseyochloa (Texasgrass) (1)
Veldkampia (1)
Ventenata (North Africa grass) (8)
Vietnamocalamus (1)
Vietnamochloa (1)
Vietnamosasa (3)
Viguierella (1)
Vossia (hippo grass) (1)
Vulpia (fescue) (26)   (1)
Vulpiella (1)
Walwhalleya (4)
Wangenheimia (1)
Whiteochloa (6)
Willkommia (willkommia) (4)
Xerochloa (3)
Yakirra (7)
Yushania (87)
Yvesia (1)
Zea (6)
Zenkeria (5)
Zeugites (10)
Zingeria (5)
Zizania (wildrice) (4)   (1)
Zizaniopsis (cutgrass) (5)
Zonotriche (3)
Zoysia (lawngrass) (10)
Zygochloa (1)

(...) = Species count
(...) = Endangered count
(...) = Invasive count

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