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Contains 6 accepted taxa overall.

Genus Notes:Traditional Leptochloa s.l. has been found to be polyphyletic (Peterson et al. 2012). For the Florida flora, this leaves only L. virgata within Leptochloa (ligules ciliate); Dinebra (ligules erose or entire) includes D. nealleyi and D. panicea; Diplachne (ligules 4-15 mm long with acute to attenuate apices) includes D. fusca; and Disakisperma (ligules erose) includes D. dubia (Peterson et al. 2012; Soreng et al. 2015).
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Sub Class
Genus Leptochloa


Citation LEPTOCHLOA Palisot de Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 71, 166, pl. 15(1). 1812.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Leptochloa virgata (Linnaeus) Palisot de Beauvois (Cynosurus virgatus Linnaeus) Lectotypified by Nash, in Britton & A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S., ed. 2. 1: 229. 1913.

** Not applicable or data not available.


Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Leptochloa dubia GREEN SPRANGLETOP
Leptochloa fusca subsp. fascicularis BEARDED SPRANGLETOP
Leptochloa fusca subsp. uninervia MEXICAN SPRANGLETOP
Leptochloa nealleyi NEALLEY'S SPRANGLETOP
Leptochloa panicea subsp. mucronata RED SPRANGLETOP
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Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Baldomiria Baldomiria Herter, Revista Sudamer. Bot. 6: 145. 1940. TYPE: Baldomiria chloridiformis (Hackel) Herter (Diplachne chloridiformis Hackel)
Diachroa Diachroa Nuttall, Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., ser. 2. 5: 147. 1835. TYPE: Diachroa procumbens (Muhlenberg) Nuttall (Festuca procumbens Muhlenberg)
Diplachne Diplachne Palisot de Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 80, 160, pl. 16(9). 1812. TYPE: Diplachne fascicularis (Lamarck) Palisot de Beauvois (Festuca fascicularis Lamarck)
Disakisperma Disakisperma Steudel, Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 287. 1854. TYPE: Disakisperma mexicana Steudel
Ipnum Ipnum Philippi, Anales Univ. Chile 36: 211. 1870. TYPE: Ipnum mendocinum Philippi
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