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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Leptocarydion
Hochst. ex Stapf
Binomial name
Leptocarydion vulpiastrum
(De Not.) Stapf

Leptocarydion is a genus of African and Arabic plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5]


The only known species is Leptocarydion vulpiastrum, native to Africa from Eritrea to KwaZulu-Natal, plus Yemen and Madagascar.[1]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Hochstetter, Christian Ferdinand Friedrich ex Stapf, Otto. 1898 Flora Capensis 7: 316 in English
  3. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  4. ^ Tropicos, Leptocarydion Hochst. ex Stapf
  5. ^ Peterson, P. M., K. Romaschenko & Y. Herrera Arrieta. 2014. A molecular phylogeny and classification of the Cteniinae, Farragininae, Gouiniinae, Gymnopogoninae, Perotidinae, and Trichoneurinae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae). Taxon 63(2): 275–286