1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus caroli Mez

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; short-lived. Culms erect; slender; 30-75 cm long; 3-5 -noded. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths keeled; outer margin glabrous. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-20 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; glabrous, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; effuse; 8-12 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; whorled at lower nodes. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1-1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1-1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume ovate; 0.5-0.75 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 1-1.5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 1-1.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea readily splitting down midline; 0.9 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; obovoid; laterally compressed; quadrangular; 0.5 mm long; truncate.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Gr C Austral 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

    Sporobolus caroli Mez appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 299 (1921)

    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.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    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