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Useful Tropical Plants

Lepturus repens

(G.Forst.) R.Br.

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Lepturus aciculatus Steud.

Lepturus acutiglumis Steud.

Lepturus cinereus Burcham

Lepturus gasparricensis Fosberg

Lepturus latifolius (Honda) Nakai

Lepturus mildbraedianus I.Hansen & Potztal

Lepturus pilgerianus I.Hansen & Potztal

Lepturus stoddartii Fosberg

Lolium coelorachis J.R.Forst. ex Steud.

Monerma repens (G.Forst.) P.Beauv.

Monerma stricta A.Rich. ex Raspail

Rottboellia repens G.Forst.

Common Name:

Lepturus repens
Plant growing along the shore on Midway Atoll, Finger piers Sand Island
Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr
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General Information

Lepturus repens is an evergreen perennial grass producing clumps of rigid leaves up to 40cm tall growing from a stoloniferous rootstock[
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The plant is used as a soil binder to stabilize sandy soils.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

East tropical Africa; E. Asia - Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to New Guinea, Australia and the Pacific

Habitat

Sandy shores, dunes, coastal rocks, and along saline lagoons[
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Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.40 m
PollinatorsWind
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is useful as a sand binder[
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Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-12-06. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Lepturus+repens>

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