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Danthonia is a genus of Eurasian, North African, and American plants in the grass family.[3] Members of this genus are sometimes referred to as oatgrass, but that common name is not restricted to this genus. Other common names include heathgrass and wallaby grass.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Danthonia intermedia.jpg
Danthonia intermedia
Scientific classification

Type species
Danthonia spicata
(L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.[1]
  • Sieglingia Bernh.
  • Merathrepta Raf.
  • Brachatera Desv.
  • Triodon Baumg.
  • Danthosieglingia Domin
Formerly included[2]

A number of species which were formerly classified under Danthonia are now included in Amphibromus, Astrebla, Austrodanthonia, Chionochloa, Joycea, Karroochloa, Monachather, Merxmuellera, Notodanthonia, Pentaschistis, Plinthanthesis, Rytidosperma or Schismus.


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  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Candolle, Augustin Pyramus de. 1805. Flore Française. Troisième Édition 3: 32
  4. ^ "Genere Danthonia". Altervista Flora Italiana.
  5. ^ Wu, Zhen-lan; Phillips, Sylvia M. "Danthonia". Flora of China. 22 – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  6. ^ "Danthonia DC.". Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden – via
  7. ^ "Danthonia". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  8. ^ "Danthonia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI).
  9. ^ "Danthonia DC., Wallaby grasses". Atlas of Living Australia.
  10. ^ Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 1992 onwards. The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references. Version: 28 November 2005.
  11. ^ "Danthonia". The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Retrieved 25 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Danthonia". County-level distribution maps from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014.