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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus floridanus Chapm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. U.S.A.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths indurate; glossy. Culms erect; 75-100 cm long. Leaves without demarcation between sheath and blade. Leaf-sheaths keeled; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate; 1-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex abruptly acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 15-35 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 7-15 cm long. Panicle axis angular; scaberulous. Panicle branches scabrous; pubescent in axils, or bearded in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 4-5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    North America: southeast USA.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. N Amer Fl 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

    Other Data

    Sporobolus floridanus Chapm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Chapman, A.W. [s.n.], USA K000907260
    Chapman, A.W. [s.n.], USA K000907259

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. South. U.S.: 550 (1860)

    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.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    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