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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus perrieri A.Camus

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms erect; 8-14 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades convolute; 1-2 cm long; 1 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted, or spiciform; oblong; 2-3 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending; whorled at lower nodes; 0.6-1 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.2-1 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1.9-2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1.9-2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 0.6-0.8 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1.3-1.4 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 1.9-2 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1.5 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ovoid; 0.8-0.9 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Camus 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Other Data

    Sporobolus perrieri A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 73: 436 (1926)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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
    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