1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus temomairemensis Judz. & P.M.Peterson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Suriname to N. Brazil.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms 8-20 cm long. Leaves cauline. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.2-0.3 mm long. Leaf-blades curved; involute; 3-5 cm long; 0.4-0.7 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 3-5 cm long; 1-2 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1 -nate; sparsely divided. Panicle branches capillary; flexuous; glabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 1-1.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 1-1.3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 0.3-0.5 mm long; 0.3-0.4 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume ovate; 0.7-0.8 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein obscure. Upper glume lateral veins absent.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; 0.8-1.1 mm long; membranous; light brown; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute, or acuminate. Palea 0.9-1.2 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; oblong; laterally compressed; 0.7-1 mm long; obtuse.
    Distribution
    South America: northern South America.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Fl Guiana 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Suriname

    Sporobolus temomairemensis Judz. & P.M.Peterson appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Syst. Bot. 14: 525 (1989)

    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.
    • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.
    • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.

    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