1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus bogotensis Swallen & García-Barr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to Ecuador.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 30-45 cm long. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; without keel; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.3 mm long. Leaf-blades 4-8 cm long; 2-2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation prominent. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; pilose; moderately hairy; hairy abaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 6-7 cm long; 2-3 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; 1 -nate; 1-2 cm long. Panicle branches stiff. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-1 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2.8-3.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2.8-3.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume elliptic; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume lateral veins absent. 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 elliptic; 2.8-3.2 mm long; membranous; grey; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate; winged.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Swallen 1995.
    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 2000 - 3500 m.; Andes.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Ecuador

    Sporobolus bogotensis Swallen & García-Barr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Caldasia 2: 301 (1943)

    Accepted by

    • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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