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Brachyelytrum erectum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Brachyelytreae
Ohwi (1941)
Genus: Brachyelytrum
Type species
Brachyelytrum erectum
(Schreb.) P.Beauv.

Brachyelytrum is a genus of North American and East Asian plants in the grass family, classified in its own tribe Brachyelytreae.

Molecular phylogenetic study has indicated that Brachyelytrum is the earliest diverging lineage in the subfamily Pooideae (the cool season grasses), a lineage that includes many of the world's major cereal crops such as barley, wheat, and oats.

see Aphanelytrum Muhlenbergia Pseudobromus

  • Brachyelytrum africanum - Pseudobromus africanus
  • Brachyelytrum pringlei - Muhlenbergia diversiglumis
  • Brachyelytrum procumbens - Aphanelytrum procumbens
  • Brachyelytrum silvaticum - Pseudobromus africanus
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