Taxon: Leersia hexandra Sw.

Genus: Leersia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Ehrhartoideae
      Tribe: Oryzeae
Nomen number: 21731
Place of publication: Prodr. 21. 1788
Name Verified on: 29-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-May-1995
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


    . pantropic in wetlands


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