1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus minuartioides (Bornm.) P.M.Peterson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Israel (Sharon Plain).

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms prostrate; 6-25 cm long. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths 0.5-1 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 1-6 cm long; 1-3 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 5-12 fertile spikelets; subtended by sheathless blades (2-4 blades); embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle capitate; corymbose; 0.7-0.9 cm long; bearing few spikelets. 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; 4-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume margins eciliate, or ciliolate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 4-5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 3-4 mm long; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 2-2.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; apex unappendaged.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Lorch 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Palestine

    Sporobolus minuartioides (Bornm.) P.M.Peterson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Meyer. F.S. [1515], Palestinian Territory, Occupied Crypsis minuartioides K000907272

    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
    • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.

    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