1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus factorovskyi (Eig) P.M.Peterson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & S. Turkey to Transcaucasus and Israel.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms prostrate; 20-90 cm long. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 1-5 cm long; 1.5-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy adaxially, or on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; subtended by sheathless blades (2 blades); embraced at base by subtending leaf, or enclosed. Panicle capitate; corymbose; 0.4-0.6 cm long; 0.5-0.8 cm wide. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with lateral stumps on axis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5-4.8 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliolate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.5-4.8 mm long; 0.75-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliolate. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-5.2 mm long; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 2-3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid, or oblong; 2-2.5 mm long; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia and western Asia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Fl Turk 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cyprus, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Transcaucasus, Turkey

    Sporobolus factorovskyi (Eig) P.M.Peterson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Amdursky, I. [s.n.], Palestinian Territory, Occupied Crypsis factorovskyi K000907267
    Amdursky, I. [s.n.], Palestinian Territory, Occupied Crypsis factorovskyi K000907268
    Eig, A. [4], Palestinian Territory, Occupied Crypsis factorovskyi K000907269
    Eig, A. [s.n.], Palestinian Territory, Occupied Crypsis factorovskyi K000907270 syntype

    First published in Taxon 63: 1234 (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
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
    • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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