Taxon: Chloris divaricata R. Br.

Genus: Chloris
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 316618
Place of publication: Prodr. 186. 1810
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Oct-2001
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Australian Rhodes grass  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • slender chloris  (Source: Econ Pl Aust) - English
  • small chloris  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • spreading windmill grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • star grass  (Source: F Hawaii) - English
  • star windmill grass  (Source: Names Beetle) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:


  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales, Queensland
  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: New Caledonia

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii


  • Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Harden, G. J., ed. Flora of New South Wales. 1990-1993 (F NSWales)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Jung, M.-J. et al. 2009. Chloris divaricata (Poaceae) and its variety C. divaricata var. cynodontoides in Taiwan Taiwan J. Forest Sci. 24: 205-211.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Stanley, T. D. & E. M. Ross Flora of south-eastern Queensland. 1983-1989 (F SE Queensl)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)

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