Crypsis (genus)

Crypsis is an African and Eurasian plant in the grass family sometimes referred to as pricklegrass.[3][4][5][6]

pricklegrass
Crypsis alopecuroides HC-1950.jpg
Crypsis alopecuroides[1]
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Crypsis

Type species
Crypsis aculeata
Synonyms[2]
  • Pallasia Scop. 1777, rejected name not L.f. 1782 nor L'Hér. ex Aiton 1789 nor Klotzsch 1853
  • Antitragus Gaertn.
  • Raddia Mazziari 1834, illegitimate homonym not Bertol. 1819 nor DC. 1824
  • Ceytosis Munro
  • Torgesia Bornm.

These are annual grasses with short leaves. A few species are invasive weeds outside their native ranges.[7][8][9]

Species[2][10][11]
formerly included[2]

see Muhlenbergia Munroa Phleum Rhizocephalus Sporobolus Urochondra

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