1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus copei Verloove

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Canary Islands (NE. Tenerife).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 40-80 cm long; 3 mm diam. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat; 30-60 cm long; 6-8 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface hirsute; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate; filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 30-42 cm long; 1.5-2 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 6-8 cm long; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear; 0.5-2 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 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; 2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 mm long; 0.5-0.6 length of upper glume; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.8 mm long; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2.5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2.3 mm long; 0.9 length of lemma; 1 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2; 1.1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid, or oblong; quadrangular; 1.2 mm long; truncate.
    Distribution
    Africa: Macaronesia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Verloove 2011.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Canary Is.

    Sporobolus copei Verloove appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nordic J. Bot. 28: 465 (2010)

    Accepted by

    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Verloove, Fl. & Reyes-Betancort, J.A. (2011). Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary islands, Spain) Collectanea Botanica 30: 63-78.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verloove, Fl. & Reyes-Betancort, J.A. (2011). Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary islands, Spain) Collectanea Botanica 30: 63-78.

    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