Sporobolus indicus (L.) R.Br.

Common name

English: Smut grass

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Cyperales (87)

        Family: Poaceae (70) (family description)

          Genus: Sporobolus (2)

           Epithet: indicus (L.) R.Br. (2)

Synonyms: Agrostis indica L., Andropogon intortum Crantz, Paspalum lanceifolium Desv., Sporobolus angustus Buckley, Sporobolus berteroanus (Trin.) Hitchc. & Chase, Sporobolus exilis (Trin.) Balansa, Sporobolus tenacissimus (L.f.) P.Beauv., Vilfa angusta Buckley, Vilfa berteroana Trin., Vilfa exilis Trin., Vilfa indica (L.) Trin. ex Steud., Vilfa orientalis Nees ex Trin., Vilfa tenacissima (L.f.) Kunth

berteroana => in honor of Carlo Giuseppe Luigi Bertero (1789-1831), Italian physician, botanist and plant collector

berteroanus => in honor of Carlo Giuseppe Luigi Bertero (1789-1831), Italian physician, botanist and plant collector

indica => from or referring in some way to India

indicus => of Indian origin

intortum => curled, twisted

lanceifolium => lancet-shaped leaf

orientalis => eastern

tenacissima => most tenacious (clinging or adhering closely)

tenacissimus => most tenacious (clinging or adhering closely)

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Sporobolus indicus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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