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Sacciolepis indica
Scientific classification
Type species
Sacciolepis gibba
(syn of S. striata)[1]
(Elliott) Nash

Rhampholepis Stapf

Sacciolepis is a genus of plants in the grass family.[2][3] Cupscale grass is a common name for plants in this genus.[4]

They are widespread in tropical and warmer temperate regions. Many are native to Africa, with others in Asia, Australia, and the Americas.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

These species are annual or perennial and may have rhizomes or stolons. The inflorescence is usually a narrow, dense panicle. They generally grow in moist habitat, such as marshes and streambanks.[7] Sacciolepis is closely related to genus Panicum.[5][6]

  1. Sacciolepis africana - Africa from Senegal to KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar
  2. Sacciolepis angustissima - from the Guianas to Bolivia + Peru
  3. Sacciolepis antsirabensis - Madagascar
  4. Sacciolepis arenaria - Angola
  5. Sacciolepis catumbensis - Angola, Zambia
  6. Sacciolepis chevalieri - Africa from Senegal to KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar
  7. Sacciolepis ciliocincta - Africa from Senegal to Sudan + Congo Rep
  8. Sacciolepis cingularis - Sudan, Chad, Congo Rep
  9. Sacciolepis clatrata - Central African Rep
  10. Sacciolepis curvata - eastern + southeastern Africa from Kenya to KwaZulu-Natal; Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka
  11. Sacciolepis cymbiandra - West Africa from Senegal to Nigeria
  12. Sacciolepis fenestrata - Thailand
  13. Sacciolepis indica - glenwood grass, Chase's glenwood grass, Indian cupscale grass - Africa from Guinea to Cape Province; Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Réunion, Indian Subcontinent, East + Southeast Asia, Australia; naturalized in New Zealand, southeastern USA, scattered places in Latin America and Pacific
  14. Sacciolepis interrupta - tropical Asia, tropical Africa
  15. Sacciolepis leptorachis - tropical Africa
  16. Sacciolepis micrococca - tropical Africa, Madagascar
  17. Sacciolepis myosuroides - tropical Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia, Australia
  18. Sacciolepis myuros - tropical America from central Mexico to Trinidad + Bolivia
  19. Sacciolepis otachyrioides - Colombia (Meta), Venezuela (Amazonas, Apure, Guárico), Guyana (Rupununi), Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz), Brazil (Amazonas, Roraima)
  20. Sacciolepis seslerioides - Congo Rep, Zaire, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola
  21. Sacciolepis striata - southeastern USA from Texas to Delaware;[14] Greater Antilles, Mexico (Veracruz, Tabasco), Central America, Trinidad, Venezuela, Guianas, Amapá
  22. Sacciolepis tenuissima - Thailand
  23. Sacciolepis transbarbata - Tanzania, Burundi, Zaire, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe
  24. Sacciolepis typhura - Africa from Ivory Coast to Swaziland
  25. Sacciolepis viguieri - Madagascar
  26. Sacciolepis vilvoides - Cuba, South America from Venezuela to Uruguay
formerly included[1]

see Hymenachne Panicum

  • Sacciolepis aurita - Panicum auritum
  • Sacciolepis donacifolia - Hymenachne donacifolia
  • Sacciolepis insulicola - Panicum auritum
  • Sacciolepis longissima - Panicum longissimum
  • Sacciolepis polymorpha - Panicum auritum
  • Sacciolepis semienensis - Panicum hymeniochilum
  • references


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