1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus bahamensis Hack.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Bahamas.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; slender; 15-30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths smooth. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades involute; 4-6 cm long; 1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 7-15 cm long; 3-4 cm wide; 0.5 of culm length. Primary panicle branches ascending, or spreading; 1 -nate. Panicle branches capillary; smooth. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 2-6 mm long; smooth; glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.3-0.4 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 0.3-0.4 mm long; 0.3-0.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 1 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: Caribbean.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. N Amer Fl 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bahamas

    Sporobolus bahamensis Hack. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Eggers [3905] K000308851

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 52: 56 (1902)

    Accepted by

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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