1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus latzii B.K.Simon

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Northern Territory.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 45-95 cm long. Culm-internodes striate. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths loose; without keel; smooth; outer margin glabrous. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.1-0.2 mm long on basal shoots. Leaf-blades linear; flat; 8-16 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle terete. Panicle open, or contracted; pyramidal; 11-13 cm long; 1-2 cm wide; contracted about primary branches. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1 -nate; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels flexuous; 0.3-1.5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2-2.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2-2.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 1-1.2 mm long; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.4-1.8 mm long; 0.8 length of spikelet; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth; glabrous. Upper glume apex entire; acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 1.2-2.3 mm long; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex entire. Palea readily splitting down midline; 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea apex entire; obtuse.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.5-1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Simon 2001.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory

    Sporobolus latzii B.K.Simon appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Austral. Syst. Bot. 12: 399 (1999)

    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.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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