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Hilaria (plant)

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Poaceae
Tribe  Cynodonteae
Higher classification  Cynodonteae
Order  Poales
Subfamily  Chloridoideae
Scientific name  Hilaria
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Grasses, Pleuraphis mutica, Hilaria jamesii, Hilaria rigida, Hilaria belangeri

Hilaria is a genus of North American plants in the grass family. Members of the genus are commonly known as curly mesquite. It is found in the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Guatemala.

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The generic name honors French naturalist Augustin Saint-Hilaire (1779–1853).

Species
  1. Hilaria annua Reeder & C.Reeder - Colima
  2. Hilaria belangeri (Steud.) Nash USA (AZ NM TX) south to Oaxaca
  3. Hilaria cenchroides Kunth - from Chihuahua to Guatemala; naturalized in Arizona (Pima + Cochise Counties)
  4. Hilaria ciliata (Scribn.) Sohns - from Chihuahua to Oaxaca
  5. Hilaria hintonii Sohns - Guerrero, Morelos, Querétaro, México State
  6. Hilaria jamesii (Torr.) Benth. - United States (CA NV AZ NM TX UT CO WY KS OK)
  7. Hilaria mutica (Buckley) Benth. - USA (AZ NM TX OK), Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Durango, Zacatecas, Sonora, Baja California Sur)
  8. Hilaria rigida (Thurb.) Benth. ex Scribn. - United States (CA NV AZ UT NM), Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora, Baja California)
  9. Hilaria semplei Sohns - Michoacán
  10. Hilaria swallenii Cory - United States (NM TX), Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Durango, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas)
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References

Hilaria (plant) Wikipedia


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