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Taxon: Leptochloa chloridiformis (Hack.) Parodi

Genus: Leptochloa
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Chloridoideae tribe: Cynodonteae
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 updated: 24-Jan-2002
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Argentine sprangletop   (Source: Grass Tex ) – English

Distributional range:

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

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas


  • Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969–. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. [lists as L. chloridiformis (Hack.) Parodi].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gould, F. W. 1975. The grasses of Texas. [lists as L. chloridiformis (Hack.) Parodi].
  • Hitchcock, A. S. 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. [lists as L. chloridiformis (Hack.) Parodi].
  • 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. [mentions].
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 1994. Catalogo de la familia Poaceae en la Republica Argentina. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 47. [lists as L. chloridiformis (Hack.) Parodi].


Check other web resources for Leptochloa chloridiformis (Hack.) Parodi:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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