Taxon: Leptochloa chloridiformis (Hack.) Parodi

Genus: Leptochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Cynodonteae
        Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 21779
Place of publication: Physis (Buenos Aires) 4:184, fig. 5-6. 1918
Name Verified on: 06-Jan-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Jan-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Argentine sprangletop  (Source: Grass Tex) - English

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina - Cordoba, - Buenos Aires, - Chaco, - Corrientes, - Entre Rios, - Formosa, - Santa Fe, - Santiago del Estero, - Tucuman, - Federal District; Paraguay; Uruguay

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas


  • Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. 1969- (F EntreR)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gould, F. W. The grasses of Texas. 1975 (Grass Tex)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. 1950 (Grass US)
  • Petersen, P. M. et al. 2012. A molecular phylogeny and classification of Leptochloa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Chlorideae) sensu lato and related genera Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 109:1327.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47. 1994 (L Grass Argent)


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