1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus kerrii Bor

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 30-60 cm long. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate; 10-25 cm long; 3-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 10-20 cm long; 6-7 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; whorled at most nodes. Panicle branches glandular; smooth, or scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 3.5-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 3.5-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; dissimilar; reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.5-0.75 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 3.5-4.5 mm long; 1-1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; red; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 3-4 mm long; membranous; red; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2.5-3.5 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; obovoid; biconvex; 1.5 mm long. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Bor 1993.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Sporobolus kerrii Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 24, 2009 van Beusekom, C.F. [4523], Thailand K000648108
    Mar 24, 2009 L.B. [9465A], Thailand K000648106
    Jan 1, 1948 Kerr, A.F.G. [20069], Thailand K000290398 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1948 Kerr, A.F.G. [20069], Thailand K000290397 Unknown type material
    Sorensen, Th. [6166], Thailand K000682625
    Sorensen, Th. [2311], Thailand K000682628
    van Beusekom, C.F. [4587], Thailand K000682629
    van Beusekom, C.F. [3105], Thailand K000682631
    Smitinand, T. [2128], Thailand K000682624
    Smitinand, T. [2061], Thailand K000682626
    Smitinand, T. [618], Thailand K000682634
    Smitinand, T. [2472], Thailand K000682636
    Smitinand, T. [2472], Thailand K000682637
    Smitinand, T. [2063], Thailand K000682638
    Charoenphol, Ch. [4815], Thailand K000648107
    Hennipman, E. [3561], Thailand K000682630
    Bunpheng, D. [960], Thailand K000682632
    Bunpheng, D. [960], Thailand K000682633
    Bunpheng, D. [961], Thailand K000682635
    Takawa, M. [T 560], Thailand K000682627

    First published in Kew Bull. 4: 252 (1949)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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