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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus palmeri Scribn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Mexico.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 30-50 cm long; 1 -noded. Culm-internodes smooth. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades involute; 5-12 cm long; 1-2 mm wide; stiff; glaucous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 20-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; 1 -nate; 7-15 cm long. Panicle branches stiff; glabrous in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; flexuous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.5 mm long; 0.6-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; grey; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 3-3.5 mm long; membranous; grey; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1.1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; 2 mm long.
    Distribution
    North America: Mexico.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. N Amer Fl 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mexico Northeast

    Other Data

    Sporobolus palmeri Scribn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Palmer, Dr. E. [180], Mexico K000308849

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Div. Agrostol. U.S.D.A. 11: 48 (1898)

    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.
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

    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