1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus eximius (Nees ex Trin.) Ekman

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil to NE. Argentina.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms 50-60 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 10-20 cm long; 3.5-5.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface hirsute; densely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 10-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches 7-8 -nate; whorled at most nodes; 4-6 cm long. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 4-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 4-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume elliptic; 0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 1.05 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 3.8-4 mm long; membranous; light brown; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous; rough above. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America, Brazil, and southern South America.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Parodi 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

    Sporobolus eximius (Nees ex Trin.) Ekman appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1984 Longhi-Wagner, H. [CFCR5934], Brazil K001075591
    Jan 1, 1913 Dusén, P. [13232], Brazil K001075598
    Hatschbach, G. [48409], Brazil K001075590
    Hatschbach, G. [48409], Brazil K001075593
    Hatschbach, G. [33060], Brazil K001075594
    Hatschbach, G. [33211], Brazil K001075595
    Hatschbach, G. [33211], Brazil K001075596
    Hatschbach, G. [33060], Brazil K001075597
    Hatschbach, G. [18837], Brazil K001075599
    Hatschbach, G. [18837], Brazil K001075600
    Cervi, A.C. [2956], Brazil K001075603
    Cordeiro, J. [1582], Brazil K001075602
    Dombrowski, L.T. [9986], Brazil K001075601
    Glaziou, A. [22573], Brazil K001075592

    First published in Ark. Bot. 13(10): 41 (1913)

    Accepted by

    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • 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
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.

    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