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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Hubbardochloinae
Genus: Leptocarydion
Species: L. vulpiastrum

Leptocarydion Hochst. ex Stapf in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 7: 316 (1898)
monotypic taxon


Hochstetter, C.F.F. (1898) Flora Capensis 7: 316.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Leptocarydion in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Leptocarydion. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10. 2013. Leptocarydion. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Leptocarydion. Published online. Accessed: 10 Nov. 2013.

Leptocarydion is a genus of African and Arabic plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5]


The only known species is Leptocarydion vulpiastrum, native to Africa from Eritrea to KwaZulu-Natal, plus Yemen and Madagascar.[1]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Hochstetter, Christian Ferdinand Friedrich ex Stapf, Otto. 1898 Flora Capensis 7: 316 in English
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Tropicos, Leptocarydion Hochst. ex Stapf
Peterson, P. M., K. Romaschenko & Y. Herrera Arrieta. 2014. A molecular phylogeny and classification of the Cteniinae, Farragininae, Gouiniinae, Gymnopogoninae, Perotidinae, and Trichoneurinae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae: Cynodonteae). Taxon 63(2): 275–286

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