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Imperata
Imperata
is a small but widespread genus of tropical and subtropical grasses, commonly known as satintails.[1][2] Satintail grass species are perennial rhizomatous herbs with solid, erect stems and silky inflorescences. The best known species is Imperata
Imperata
cylindrica, which is recognized as a devastating noxious weed in many places and cultivated as an ornamental plant in others.[3][4][5][6] The genus is named after Ferrante Imperato, a Renaissance
Renaissance
apothecary who lived in Naples
Naples
in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries. His collection included a herbarium.[7][8][9]

Species[10]

Imperata
Imperata
brasiliensis - South + Central America, West Indies, southern Mexico Imperata brevifolia
Imperata brevifolia
- southwestern USA (CA AZ NV UT NM TX) Imperata
Imperata
cheesemanii - Kermadec Islands
Kermadec Islands
(part of New Zealand) Imperata
Imperata
condensata - Argentina, Chile Imperata
Imperata
conferta - plumegrass, kunay grass - Southeast Asia, Papuasia, Micronesia Imperata
Imperata
contracta - guayanilla - South + Central America, West Indies, southern Mexico Imperata cylindrica
Imperata cylindrica
- bladygrass, cogongrass, speargrass, silver-spike - Africa, southern Europe, southwestern Asia; introduced in Central + Eastern Asia, North America, various islands Imperata
Imperata
flavida - Hainan Province
Hainan Province
in China Imperata
Imperata
minutiflora - Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina Imperata
Imperata
parodii - southern Chile Imperata
Imperata
tenuis - Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Corrientes Province of Argentina

formerly included[10]

see Cinna Lagurus Miscanthus
Miscanthus
Saccharum

Imperata
Imperata
eulalioides - Miscanthus
Miscanthus
sacchariflorus Imperata
Imperata
exaltata - Saccharum
Saccharum
arundinaceum Imperata
Imperata
klaga - Saccharum
Saccharum
spontaneum Imperata
Imperata
ovata - Lagurus ovatus Imperata
Imperata
saccharifera - Cinna arundinacea Imperata
Imperata
sacchariflora - Miscanthus
Miscanthus
sacchariflorus Imperata
Imperata
sara - Saccharum
Saccharum
bengalense Imperata
Imperata
spontanea - Saccharum
Saccharum
spontaneum Imperata
Imperata
tinctoria - Miscanthus
Miscanthus
tinctorius

References[edit]

^ Cirillo, Domenico Maria Leone 1792. Plantarum Rariorum Regni Neapolitani 2: 26 ^ Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ^ Flora of China
Flora of China
Vol. 22 Page 583 白茅属 bai mao shu Imperata Cirillo, Pl. Rar. Neapol. 2: 26. 1792. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment ^ United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile ^ Grass Manual Genus Profile Archived 2011-06-11 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2006). CRC World Dictionary of Grasses. CRC Press. p. 1105. ISBN 978-1-4200-0322-2.  ^ Flora of Pakistan ^ Atlas of Living Australia ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q2440147 APDB: 191642 EoL: 108164 EPPO: 1IMPG FloraBase: 21023 FoC: 116394 GBIF: 2703065 GrassBase: gen00312 GRIN: 6028 IPNI: 30017408-2 ITIS: 41785 NCBI: 80368 PLANTS: IMPER Tropicos: 40030883

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