1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus bakeri (Merr.) P.M.Peterson & Saarela

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. U.S.A. to Texas.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rootstock evident. Culms erect; 100-200 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.5-2 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 3-16; borne along a central axis; appressed; unilateral; 2-6 cm long; bearing 10-30 fertile spikelets on each. Central inflorescence axis 8-25 cm long. Rhachis angular; smooth on margins, or scabrous on margins; glabrous on margins; terminating in a spikelet. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets pectinate; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-9 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-9 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume linear; 3-6 mm long; 0.33 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliolate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 6-9 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 3-4 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliolate. Upper glume lateral veins prominent (on one side). Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 4-7 mm long; herbaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate. Lemma margins eciliate, or ciliolate. Lemma apex obtuse, or acute. Palea 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 5 mm long.
    Distribution
    North America: southeast USA.
    Reference
    Cynodonteae. Mobberley 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas

    Sporobolus bakeri (Merr.) P.M.Peterson & Saarela appears in other Kew resources:

    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
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    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