Taxon  Report   7749    
Sporobolus indicus  (L.) R. Br.
Smut grass,  Smutgrass
Sporobolus indicus
© 2011 Steve Matson
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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

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Sporobolus tenacissimus
ICPN: Sporobolus creber
ICPN: Sporobolus poiretii
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More information about  Sporobolus indicus
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).