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Common name

English: Crowfoot Grass, Egyptian Grass

German: Gewöhnliches Schirmgras

Mandarin: 龙爪茅 (long zhao mao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Dactyloctenium (2)

            Epithet: aegyptium P.Beauv. (1)

Synonym: Chloris mucronata Michx.

aegyptium => of Egyptian origin

mucronata => terminating, an organ with a straight, stiff and sharp point


Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Dactyloctenium aegyptium at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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