1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus mirabilis Pilg.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rootstock evident. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms robust; 100 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 25-50 cm long; 7-14 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 30-35 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume elliptic; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 2.2 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Gr Peru 1995.

    Distribution

    Sporobolus mirabilis Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 123: 27 (1920)

    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.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    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