Leptochloa

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Leptochloa
Leptochloa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Zoysieae
Genus: Leptochloa
P.Beauv.[1]
Species

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Synonyms

Anoplia Steud
Baldomiria Herter
Diachroa Nutt.
Diacisperma Kuntze
Disakisperma Steud.
Ipnum Phil.
Leptostachys G.Mey.
Oxydenia Nutt.
Rabdochloa P.Beauv.[1]

Leptochloa is a genus of grasses in the Poaceae family. Members of the genus are commonly known as sprangletops.[1] The generic name is derived from the Greek words ληπτος (leptos), meaning "thin," and χλοα (chloa), meaning "grass," referring to the inflorescences.[2]

Selected species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Genus: Leptochloa P. Beauv.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  2. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2006). CRC World Dictionary of Grasses. II E-O. CRC Press. p. 1197. ISBN 978-0-8493-1303-5. 
  3. ^ "Leptochloa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  4. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Leptochloa". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Leptochloa at Wikispecies Media related to Leptochloa at Wikimedia Commons