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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus hians Van Schaack

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Brazil.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect; 25-50 cm long; 5-6 -noded. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades 4-7 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 10-20 cm long; 10 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading. Panicle axis smooth, or scaberulous. Panicle branches capillary; flexuous; smooth, or scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-3 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 1.6-1.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 1.6-1.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; shorter than spikelet; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex erose; obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.9-1 mm long; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 0-1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein absent, or obscure. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex erose; truncate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate, or ovate; 1.5-1.7 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea readily splitting down midline; 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Van Schaack 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

    Other Data

    Sporobolus hians Van Schaack appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 37: 397 (1950)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    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