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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: spreading to erect. Leaf: generally cauline; ligule membranous, +- entire to jagged, sometimes ciliate; blade flat. Inflorescence: panicle-like; branches spike- or raceme-like; spikelets short-stalked or sessile. Spikelet: laterally compressed or +- cylindrical; glumes equal or not, 1(3)-veined, short-awned or not; axis breaking apart above glumes and between florets; florets generally 2--12; lemma back rounded or keeled, glabrous or hairy, 3-veined, tip obtuse or minutely 2-lobed, awn generally 0; stamens 1--3.
Species In Genus: 32 species: warm temperate, tropics. Etymology: (Greek: slender grass, from slender inflorescence)
eFlora Treatment Author: James P. Smith, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to LeptochloaPrevious taxon: Leersia oryzoides
Next taxon: Leptochloa dubia
Citation for this treatment: James P. Smith, Jr. 2016. Leptochloa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11096, accessed on May 06, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 06, 2016.