1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus advenus (Stapf) P.M.Peterson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 100-150 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 10-30 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; continuous, or interrupted; 20-50 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 1-1.5 mm long; 0.5-0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.5-3 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile florets divergent; free at tip. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2.5-3 mm long; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scabrous. Rhachilla extension 0.1 length of fertile floret.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3; 0.3 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Tothill.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Introduced into:

    Belgium, Germany, Switzerland

    Sporobolus advenus (Stapf) P.M.Peterson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Probst, R. [s.n.], Australia Eragrostis advena K000643474
    Probst, R. [s.n.], Australia Eragrostis advena K000643475
    Probst, R. [s.n.], Australia Eragrostis advena K000643476 holotype

    First published in Taxon 63: 1232 (2014)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
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    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