1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus anglicus (C.E.Hubb.) P.M.Peterson & Saarela

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Great Britain.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; fleshy. Culms erect; 30-130 cm long. Leaf-sheaths without keel. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 2-3 mm long. Leaf-blades persistent; 10-45 cm long; 6-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; hardened.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-12; digitate, or borne along a central axis; erect; unilateral; 10-25 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 0-15 cm long. Rhachis angular; smooth on margins; terminating in a barren extension; extension bristle-like; extension 20-50 mm long. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 14-21 mm long; 2.5-3 mm wide; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 14-21 mm long; 2.5-3 mm wide; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume linear; 0.6-0.8 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 14-21 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; with membranous margins; 1-keeled; 3-6 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 14-21 mm long; herbaceous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 1-3 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy all along. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1.1 length of lemma; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 8-13 mm long; dehiscent by a longitudinal slit. Stigmas protogynous; terminally exserted; pubescent.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp; linear. Embryo 1 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Europe: northern, central, and southwestern. Asia-temperate: western Asia and China. Australasia: Australia and New Zealand.
    Reference
    Cynodonteae. CEH.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Great Britain

    Introduced into:

    Belgium, British Columbia, California, China Southeast, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Tasmania, Victoria, Washington

    Sporobolus anglicus (C.E.Hubb.) P.M.Peterson & Saarela appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hubbard, C.E. [17868], United Kingdom Spartina anglica K000710269 holotype
    Hubbard, C.E. [17868], United Kingdom Spartina anglica K000710270 holotype

    First published in Taxon 63: 1236 (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
    • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

    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