1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus distichivaginatus R.W.Pohl

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms erect; 35-50 cm long. Culm-internodes solid. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths keeled. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.1-0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades 5-10 cm long; 2-3.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex abruptly acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 5-7 cm long; 2-3 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending; whorled at most nodes; 0.5-1.5 cm long. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.2-0.6 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2.8-3.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2.8-3.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.2-1.8 mm long; 0.4-0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.8-3.4 mm long; 1.1-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2.5-2.7 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea readily splitting down midline; 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1-1.2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; oblong; 1.5-1.6 mm long. Embryo 0.4 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    South America: Mesoamericana.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Pohl 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Guatemala

    Sporobolus distichivaginatus R.W.Pohl appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 2: 325 (1992)

    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.
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    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