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Polytrias indica (Houtt.) Veldkamp
Java grass

General Information
Symbol: POIN31
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: PR   I
L48   I
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
POPR7 Polytrias praemorsa (Nees) Hack.
EUAM5 Eulalia amaura (Büse ex Miq.) Ohwi
POAM12 Polytrias amaura (Büse ex Miq.) Kuntze, nom. illeg. Java grass
ANAM4 Andropogon amaurus Büse ex Miq.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae – Grass family
Genus Polytrias Hack. – Java grass
Species Polytrias indica (Houtt.) Veldkamp – Java grass

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Description of Values

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