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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 36 cm long; 2 -noded. Leaf-sheaths subequal to internodes; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2-0.4 mm long. Leaf-blades involute, or convolute; 7-17 cm long; 2.5-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle 13-16 cm long. Panicle open; lanceolate; 12-17 cm long; 3.5-6 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending; whorled at most nodes; 1-4.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 4.6-5.4 mm long; 1.1-1.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 4.6-5.4 mm long; 1.1-1.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.8-3.1 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0-1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4.6-5.4 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 3.9-5 mm long; 0.6-0.7 mm wide; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea readily splitting down midline; 3.8-5 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2-2.8 mm long; purple.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; 2.6-2.8 mm long; dark brown; striate. Embryo 0.33 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Boechat & Longhi-Wag 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

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

    First published in Iheringia, Bot. 44: 34 (1994)

    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