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Leptochloa fusca  (L.) Kunth
Taxonomic Serial No.: 565270

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Centotheca malabarica (L.) Merr.
    Digitaria malabarica (L.) Roem. & Schult.
    Diplachne fusca (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.
    Diplachne fusca (L.) P. Beauv. ex Stapf
    Diplachne fusca (L.) P. Beauv. ex Stuck.
    Diplachne malabarica (L.) Merr.
    Diplachne reptatrix (L.) Druce
    Festuca fusca L.
    Festuca reptatrix L.
    Hemigymnia malabarica (L.) Henrard
    Leptochloa malabarica (L.) Veldkamp
    Ottochloa malabarica (L.) Dandy
    Panicum malabaricum (L.) Merr.
    Uralepis fusca (L.) Steud.
  Common Name(s): Malabar sprangletop
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                            FamilyPoaceae  – grasses, graminées  
                               GenusLeptochloa P. Beauv. – sprangletop  
                                  SpeciesLeptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth – Malabar sprangletop  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis (Lam.) N.W. Snow – bearded sprangletop 
                                     Subspecies Leptochloa fusca ssp. fusca (L.) Kunth  
                                     Subspecies Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia (J. Presl) N.W. Snow – Mexican sprangletop 

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  Source: Catalogue of New World Grasses (Poaceae) - 11/2009, database (version 24/11/2009)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Maintained by R. J. Soreng et al., at and formerly at   
  Reference for: Leptochloa fusca   
  Source: Poaceae update, database (version Sept. 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Poaceae update for ITIS, in cooperation with NatureServe, and based on the Catalogue of New World Grasses database and other sources   
  Reference for: Leptochloa fusca   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Leptochloa fusca   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    North America  
    South America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Hawaii, Native  
    Caribbean Territories, Native  
    Continental US, Native  






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