1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus vaseyi P.M.Peterson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. & E. Florida.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Culms 100-200 cm long. Leaf-sheaths 15-30 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.3-0.4 mm long. Leaf-blades persistent, or deciduous at the ligule; 25-50 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 15-60 cm long; 1-3.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed; 10-20 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.7-5.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 1-1.5 mm long; 0.25-0.5 length of lemma.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.7-5.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 1-1.5 mm long; 0.25-0.5 length of lemma.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume ovate; 2-4.7 mm long; 0.6-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3.5-5.4 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma obovate; 3.5-5.2 mm long; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex acute. Palea oblong; 1.1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels distant but flanking a median depression; pubescent.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2.5-3.1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    North America: southeast USA.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Thieret.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Florida

    Sporobolus vaseyi P.M.Peterson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Curtiss. A.H. [3412], USA Calamovilfa curtissii K000907274

    First published in Taxon 63: 1233 (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
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    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