1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus collettii (Hook.f.) Bor

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; slender; 20-40 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 2-5 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous; tuberculate-ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 3-8 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; whorled at most nodes; sparsely divided; rebranched below middle; 1 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 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; 1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8-1 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 1.25-1.5 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 elliptic; 1.25-1.5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; orbicular; quadrangular; 0.75 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Bor 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Myanmar

    Sporobolus collettii (Hook.f.) Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1940 Collett, H. [s.n.], Burma K000245160

    First published in Kew Bull. 9: 502 (1954)

    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.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.

    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