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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms geniculately ascending; slender; 18-50 cm long; 0.5 mm diam.; 6-7 -noded. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate; 1-1.2 mm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.3-4 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate, or involute, or convolute; 2-13 cm long; 1-1.8 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins glabrous, or ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; terminal and axillary. Panicle spiciform; linear; 3-7 cm long; 0.2-0.3 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed; 0.4-1.3 cm long. Panicle axis glandular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels glandular.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2-2.4 mm long; 0.8-1 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2-2.4 mm long; 0.8-1 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume oblong; 2-2.4 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 2-2.4 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; 2-2.2 mm long; 0.3-0.5 mm wide; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1.8-2.2 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate. Palea apex cuspidate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.5-0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; oblong; without sulcus; 1.7-2 mm long; dark brown.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Longhi-Wag 2001.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Acta Bot. Brasil. 7: 152 (1993)

    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.

    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

    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