Taxon  Report   2440 
Crypsis vaginiflora  (Forssk.) Opiz
African prickle grass,  African pricklegrass
Crypsis vaginiflora
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
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Crypsis vaginiflora
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Crypsis vaginiflora
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Crypsis vaginiflora, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Crypsis vaginiflora
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Crypsis
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Crypsis aculeata
ICPN + PLANTS: Crypsis niliaca
PLANTS: Sporobolus niliaca
ICPN + PLANTS: Crypsis niliacea
More information about  Crypsis vaginiflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 20, 2018).

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