African Plant Database

Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth
Family : POACEAE
Protologue : Révis. Gramin. i. 91. 1: 91 (1829)
Information on the genus : Leptochloa
Basionym : Festuca fusca L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Diplachne fusca (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult. (1812)
 Diplachne fusca (L.) Stapf
 Festuca fusca L.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Leptochloa neuroglossa Eichinger ex Peter
=Poa malabarica L.
=Leptochloa malabarica (L.) Veldkamp
=*Diplachne malabarica (L.) Merr. (1933)
=Diplachne pallida Hack. (1895)
=Diplachne fusca var. alba (Hochst.) Chiov. (1929)
=*Diplachne alba Hochst. (1842)
=Tridens capensis Nees (1832)
=Diplachne capensis (Nees) Nees (1841)
=Uralepis capensis (Nees) Steud. (1854)
=Triodia capensis (Nees) T. Durand & Schinz (1894)
=Diplachne livida Nees (1841)
=Triodia livida (Nees) T. Durand & Schinz (1894)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Graminoid- Ht up to 1.55 m. Alt: 2 - 2000 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1999). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 10[2]: 25
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BOULOS, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt. Checklist.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 247 (2005).
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Record n°49705 modified 2008-12-05
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