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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Leptaspis
Type species
Leptaspis banksii

Leptaspis is a genus of Paleotropical plants in the grass family, native to Africa, southern Asia, northern Australia, and a few islands of the western Pacific.[3][4][5][6][7]

  1. Leptaspis angustifolia Summerh. & C.E.Hubb. - New Guinea, Fiji
  2. Leptaspis banksii R.Br. - Queensland, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, Sulawesi, Malaysia, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Thailand
  3. Leptaspis zeylanica Nees ex Steud. - tropical Africa from Liberia to Ethiopia to Zimbabwe; Madagascar, Comoros, Sri Lanka, Java, Malaysia, Sumatra, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands
formerly included[8]

see Scrotochloa


  1. ^ Brown, Robert 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 211 in Latin
  2. ^ Tropicos, Leptaspis R. Br.
  3. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  4. ^ Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.
  5. ^ Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.
  6. ^ Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  7. ^ Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.
  8. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families