1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus hintonii W.Hartley

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Mexico.

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    Habit
    Annual. Glands capitate (on leaf margins), or raised crateriform (elsewhere). Culms erect; 50-100 cm long; 4-6 -noded. Culm-internodes glandular (below nodes). Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths glandular (on keel); keeled; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 6-12 cm long; 4-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins glandular; serrulate; ciliate (capitate glandular); hairy at base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 20-30 cm long; 10-15 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 1 -nate; 4-8 cm long. Panicle axis tuberculate (glandular); pilose. Panicle branches capillary; glandular; tuberculate; pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2.6-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2.6-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume elliptic; 1.5 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 2.4-2.8 mm long; 0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 2.6-3 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; oblong; 1.5 mm long.
    Distribution
    North America: Mexico.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Hartley 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mexico Central

    Sporobolus hintonii W.Hartley appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hinton, G.B. [2610], México State K000465903 holotype
    Hinton, G.B. [2610], México State K000476046
    Hinton, G.B. [2610], México State K000476047
    Hinton, G.B. [2610], México State K000476048
    Hinton, G.B. [2610], México State K000476049
    Hinton, G.B. [2610], México State K000476050

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1941: 23 (1941)

    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.
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

    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