Leersia japonica

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Leersia japonica
Leersia japonica


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Oryzoideae
Tribus: Oryzeae
Subtribus: Oryzinae
Genus: Leersia
Species: Leersia japonica


  • Leersia japonica (Honda) Honda, J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 3: 7 (1930).


  • Homotypic
    • Homalocenchrus japonicus Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 39: 37 (1925).
  • Heterotypic
    • Leersia sinensis K.S.Hao, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 42: 83 (1937).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: China
      • China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast
    • Regional: Eastern Asia
      • Japan, Korea, Nansei-shoto

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Honda, M., 1930. J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 3: 7

Additional references

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Vernacular names

中文: 游草, 假稻
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