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Leptochloa Palisot de Beauvois. Subfamily: Chloridoideae. Tribe: Cynodonteae. Subtribe: Eleusininae. clade: "PACMAD". Sprangletop, Feathergrass.

A genus of about 30 species, pantropical and extending into warm temperate areas. The circumscription of Leptochloa has been controversial; many earlier authors have preferred to separate Diplachne as a separate genus. Peterson et al. (2012) present a comprehensive restructuring of the genera in this group, with (for our area) an expanded Dinebra, a much shrunk Leptochloa, recognition of a recircumscribed Diplachne, and recognition of Disakisperma.

Ref: Barkworth (2003f) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a); Gleason & Cronquist (1991); Peterson et al. (2012); Snow (1998); Snow (2003a) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003a); Weakley et al. (2011). Show full citations.

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