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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. European Russia to Central Asia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 5-15 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; involute; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath, or a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf (2 leaves). Panicle spiciform; ovate; 0.8-1 cm long. 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 lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3-4 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; pallid; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliolate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume margins eciliate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3-4 mm long; 0.7-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; pallid; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliolate. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume margins eciliate. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1-2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 2-3; 0.6-1.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.
    Distribution
    Europe: eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, and China.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Fl Turkmen 1998.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, North Caucasus, South European Russi, Transcaucasus, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Siberia

    Sporobolus turkestanicus (Eig) 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
    • Roshevitz, R.J. & al. (eds.) (1950). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 2: 1-315. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.
    • Merkodovich, N.A. (ed.) (1941). Flora Uzbekistana 1: 1-566. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent.
    • Fedtschenko, B.A. & al. (1932). Flora Turkmenii 1: 1-340. Turkmenskoe gosudarstvennoe izd., Ashkhabad.

    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