1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus novoguineensis Baaijens

        This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea.

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 25-55 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths smooth; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.15 mm long. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 3-7 cm long; 1-4 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins tuberculate-ciliate; hairy at base. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; interrupted; 14 cm long; 1.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending; 10-12 -nate; whorled at most nodes; 0.6-2 cm long. Panicle axis 6-21 noded. Panicle branches capillary; eglandular, or glandular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1.8-2.1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1.8-2.1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.85-1.25 mm long; 0.5-0.66 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough above. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume ovate; 1.8-2.1 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough above. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 1.8-2.1 mm long; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea readily splitting down midline; ovate; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate. Palea apex obtuse.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; 0.25 mm long. Anthers 3; 0.35-0.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid; laterally compressed; 1.1-1.2 mm long. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Baaijens 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Sporobolus novoguineensis Baaijens appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Blumea 35: 440 (1991)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy 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