1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus montanus Engl.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms erect; 15-30 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades involute; 2-10 cm long; 1-2 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 4-8 cm long; with spikelets clustered towards branch tips. Primary panicle branches spreading; whorled at most nodes. Panicle branches glabrous in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 3.8-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 3.8-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3.8-4 mm long; 1.1-1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; purple, or black; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 3-3.5 mm long; membranous; purple, or black; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 1.7 mm long; purple.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid; laterally compressed; 1.5 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. WDC.
    [FWTA]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

    Habit
    Densely caespitose perennial about 30 cm. high
    Leaves
    Short rolled leaves.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon

    Sporobolus montanus Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1994 Thomas, D.W. [9408], Cameroon K000510861
    Jan 1, 1965 Morton, J.K. [6899], Cameroon K000182212
    Hedberg, O. [93144], Cameroon K000087416
    Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10895], Cameroon K000182204

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891(2): 127 (1892)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 2: 127 (1892).
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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.

    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