1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus hadjikyriakou (Raus & H.Scholz) P.M.Peterson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cyprus.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; culms solitary. Culms erect, or prostrate; 1-30 cm long. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths inflated; longer than adjacent culm internode; without keel; ribbed; smooth; glabrous on surface, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 0.5-2 cm long; 1-5 mm wide; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; scabrous; rough adaxially; pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy on both sides; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 8-15 fertile spikelets; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath; embraced at base by subtending leaf, or enclosed. Panicle capitate; elliptic, or ovate; 0.5-1 cm long; 0.4-0.5 cm wide. Panicle axis glabrous. Spikelets solitary, or in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile, or sessile and pedicelled.
    Sterile
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 1-2 in number.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; falling entire. Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 1-2 in number.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; with lower narrower than upper; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous; eciliate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume margins eciliate. Lower glume apex caudate. Upper glume lanceolate, or ovate; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume margins eciliate. Upper glume apex caudate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2-2.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex caudate. Palea 1.2-2 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea apex dentate; 4 -fid.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 2.5 mm long; yellow, or brown.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis ellipsoid, or oblong; 1.5-2 mm long. Embryo 0.75 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Raus & Scholz 2006.

    Distribution

    Sporobolus hadjikyriakou (Raus & H.Scholz) P.M.Peterson appears in other Kew resources:

    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.

    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