1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus humilis J.Presl

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China to Central Malesia.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending; 5-30 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 2-3 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear; 3-6 cm long; 0.4-0.7 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed; 0.8-1.2 cm long. Panicle axis glabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; subterete; 1-1.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; subterete; 1-1.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.4-0.5 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.8-0.9 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 1-1.2 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 0.9-1 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ovoid; 0.7-0.8 mm long; yellow.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China and Malesia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Fl Indo-Chine 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cambodia, Jawa, Myanmar, Philippines, Sulawesi, Thailand, Vietnam

    Sporobolus humilis J.Presl appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1987 Godefroy-Lebeuf, A. [98], Cambodia K000290396 isotype

    First published in C.B.Presl, Reliq. Haenk. 1: 241 (1830)

    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.
    • H?, P.-H. (2000). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam, ed. 2, 3: 1-1020. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.
    • Camus, E.G. & Camus, A. in H. Lecomte (1922). Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 1(3): 193-336.

    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