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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Northern Territory to Queensland.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20-60 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Culm-internodes scaberulous. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths keeled; scaberulous; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.8 mm long. Collar glabrous. Leaf-blades straight; 6-13.5 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough on both sides; glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 4-14 cm long; contracted about secondary branches. Primary panicle branches 2-4 -nate; whorled at lower nodes; 3-7 cm long. Panicle axis eglandular; scabrous. Panicle branches stiff; scaberulous. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile, or pedicelled. Pedicels 0-0.8 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1.1-1.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1.1-1.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.5-0.7 mm long; 0.4-0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.1-1.4 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 1.1-1.4 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous, or puberulous. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea readily splitting down midline; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.3-0.35 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; obovoid; laterally compressed; 0.55-0.6 mm long; truncate.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Blake 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory, Queensland

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 28, 1993 Blake, S.T. [5861], Queensland K000907404 isotype
    Jul 28, 1993 Blake, S.T. [5861], Queensland K000907405 isotype
    Jul 28, 1993 Blake, S.T. [5861], Queensland K000907406 isotype
    Jul 28, 1993 Blake, T.S. [11706], Queensland K000907407 paratype

    First published in Pap. Dept. Biol. Univ. Queensland 1(18): 5 (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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2014- continuously updated). Atlas of Living Australia http://www.ala.org.au/.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    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