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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus metallicola Longhi-Wagner & Boechat

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. & S. Brazil.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 15-40 cm long; 2-3(-4) -noded. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.3-0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades convolute; 2.5-11 cm long; 1.5-3.2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins glabrous, or ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; terminal. Panicle spiciform; linear; 5.5-8 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; 0.8-1.5 cm long. Panicle axis glandular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels glandular.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2-2.6 mm long; 0.8-1.3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2-2.6 mm long; 0.8-1.3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8-1.5 mm long; 0.33-0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 2-2.6 mm long; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 1.8-2.3 mm long; 0.3-0.4 mm wide; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1.5-2.2 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate. Palea apex cuspidate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.8-1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; oblong; without sulcus; 1-1.3 mm long.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Longhi-Wag 2001.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil South, Brazil Southeast

    Other Data

    Sporobolus metallicola Longhi-Wagner & Boechat appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Sellow, F. [s.n.], Brazil K001102019
    Irwin, H.S. [19857], Brazil K001102024
    Riedel [1477], Brazil K001102020
    Forzza, R.C. [3120], Brazil K001102018
    Ferreira, F.M. [729], Brazil K001102017
    Glaziou, A. [15625], Brazil K001102022
    Glaziou, A. [17887], Brazil K001102026
    Glaziou [15625], Brazil K001102021
    Glaziou [17887], Brazil K001102023
    Monteiro S., L. [s.n.], Brazil K001102025

    Bibliography

    First published in Acta Bot. Brasil. 7: 150 (1993)

    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/.

    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