Plant Genera


Family Code: POACEA
Genus Code: LEPTO
Genus CN: sprangletop
Genus Authority: P. Beauv.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 30 species, pantropical and extending into warm temperate areas. The circumscription of Leptochloa has been controversial; many earlier authors have preferred to separate Diplachne as a separate genus. Peterson et al. (2012, in press) present a comprehensive restructuring of the genera in this group, with (for our area) an expanded Dinebra, a much shrunk Leptochloa, recognition of a recircumscribed Diplachne, and recognition of Disakisperma.
Genus References: Peterson et al. (2012, in press)= Z; Snow in FNA (2003a); Snow (1998); Weakley et al. (2011); Cronquist (1991).
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