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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus lenticularis S.T.Blake

        This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea, N. Northern Territory to N. & NE. Queensland.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20-45 cm long; 3-7 -noded. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; flat, or involute; 5-13 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins tuberculate-ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 6-12 cm long; 3-4 cm wide. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes; simple, or sparsely divided. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 1.5-1.7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 1.5-1.7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; dissimilar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume ovate; 0.8-1.1 mm long; 0.5-0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1.5-1.7 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 oblong; 1.5-1.7 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.25-0.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid, or orbicular; flattened (discoid); exposed between gaping lemma and palea at maturity; 1.5 mm long. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia. Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Jansen 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea, Northern Territory, Queensland

    Other Data

    Sporobolus lenticularis S.T.Blake appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 2, 1965 Bennett, J.J. [6206], Australia K000907382
    Dec 2, 1965 Fawcett, J.W. [s.n.], Australia K000907383 paratype
    Dec 2, 1965 Bick, E. W. [s.n.], Australia K000907384 paratype
    Blake, S.T. [13384], Australia K000907381 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Pap. Dept. Biol. Univ. Queensland 1(18): 3 (1941)

    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.
    • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
    • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

    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