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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pharoideae
Tribus: Phareae
Genus: Leptaspis
Species: L. angustifolia – L. banksii – L. tararaensis – L. urceolata – L. zeylanic

Leptaspis R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 211 (1810)
Type species: Leptaspis banksii R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 211 (1810)


Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 211.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Leptaspis (Plantae) in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, (Plantae) Leptaspis (Plantae). Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. 2013. Leptaspis (Plantae). Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Leptaspis (Plantae). Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.

Leptaspis is a genus of Paleotropical plants in the grass family, native to Africa, southern Asia, northern Australia, and a few islands of the western Pacific.[3][4][5][6][7]


Leptaspis angustifolia Summerh. & C.E.Hubb. - New Guinea, Fiji
Leptaspis banksii R.Br. - Queensland, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, Sulawesi, Malaysia, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Thailand
Leptaspis zeylanica Nees ex Steud. - tropical Africa from Liberia to Ethiopia to Zimbabwe; Madagascar, Comoros, Sri Lanka, Java, Malaysia, Sumatra, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands

Formerly included[8]

see Scrotochloa

Leptaspis manillensis - Scrotochloa urceolata
Leptaspis tararaensis - Scrotochloa tararaensis
Leptaspis urceolata - Scrotochloa urceolata


Brown, Robert 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 211 in Latin
Tropicos, Leptaspis R. Br.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.
Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.
Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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