1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus hajrae P.Umam. & P.Daniel

        This species is accepted, and its native range is India (Tamil Nadu).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms 30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths 3.5-6 cm long; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 1.5-7 cm long; 5 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins ciliate; hairy at base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 10-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed (but lowest whorl spreading); 7 -nate; whorled at most nodes. Panicle axis with lower internodes 0.5-1 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1.8-2 mm long; 0.3-0.4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1.8-2 mm long; 0.3-0.4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong, or ovate; 0.5-0.8 mm long; 0.4-0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong, or ovate; 1.3-1.5 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 1.5-1.8 mm long; 0.5-0.7 mm wide; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea oblong, or ovate; 1.5 mm long. Palea apex emarginate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2; 0.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; obovoid; 0.7-0.8 mm long; light brown.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Umamaheswari & Daniel 2006.

    Distribution

    Sporobolus hajrae P.Umam. & P.Daniel appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nordic J. Bot. 18: 577 (1998)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0