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Pharoideae is a subfamily of the true grass family Poaceae, containing the single tribe Phareae with the two genera Leptaspis and Pharus. Its members grow on the shaded floors of tropical to warm temperate forests.

Pharoideae
Pharus parvifolius Nash ssp. parvifolius Judz. (14730968949).jpg
Pharus parvifolius
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pharoideae
L.G.Clark & Judz. (1996)
Tribe: Phareae
Stapf (1898)
Genera
Synonyms
  • Leptaspidoideae C.O. Morales (1998)
  • supertribe Pharoidae L. Liu (1980)

This subfamily is one of the earliest-diverging grass lineages, older than the big BOP and PACMAD clades:[1]

Poaceae

Anomochlooideae




Pharoideae




Puelioideae




BOP clade



PACMAD clade






ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grass Phylogeny Working Group II (2012). "New grass phylogeny resolves deep evolutionary relationships and discovers C4 origins". New Phytologist. 193 (2): 304–312. PMID 22115274. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03972.x.