Taxon  Report   7749 
Sporobolus indicus  (L.) R. Br.
Smut grass,  Smutgrass
Sporobolus indicus
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Sporobolus indicus
© 2006 Adonis (Don) Tate
Sporobolus indicus
© 2001 CDFA
Sporobolus indicus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Sporobolus indicus
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sporobolus
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Sporobolus tenacissimus
ICPN: Sporobolus creber
ICPN: Sporobolus poiretii
ICPN: Sporobolus indicus var. creber
ICPN: Sporobolus indicus var. indicus
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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: Sep 24, 2018).

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