Taxon: Dinebra chinensis (L.) P. M. Peterson & N. Snow

Genus: Dinebra
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Chloridoideae
      Tribe: Cynodonteae
        Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 465460
Place of publication: Ann. Bot. (Oxford) ser. 2, 109:1326. 2012
Name Verified on: 28-Jun-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Apr-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Asian sprangletop  (Source: USDA/APHIS) - English
  • red sprangletop  (Source: Rheedea) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeedas Leptochloa chinensis; Weed CIBA, as Leptochloa chinensis)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea


  • Petersen, P. M. et al. 2012. A molecular phylogeny and classification of Leptochloa (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Chlorideae) sensu lato and related genera Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 109:1317-1330.


Check other web resources for Dinebra chinensis (L.) P. M. Peterson & N. Snow :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.