1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus bosseri A.Camus

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 10-12 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 4-9 cm long; 1 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear; 2-3.5 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Panicle axis glabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2.2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2.2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.5-0.6 mm long; 0.2-0.25 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.2-2.5 mm long; 1.1-1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid, or oblong.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Camus 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Sporobolus bosseri A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 102: 533 (1956)

    Not 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. [Cited as Unplaced Name.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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