Calflora
Taxon  Report   11796    
Leptochloa fusca  (L.) Kunth  ssp. uninervia  (J. Presl) N. Snow
Mexican sprangletop
Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia
© 2017 Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia
© 2009 Ron Vanderhoff
Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Leptochloa
Parent: Leptochloa fusca
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Diplachne uninervia
PLANTS: Megastachya uninervia
ICPN + PLANTS: Leptochloa uninervia
More information about  Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (LEFUU)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).