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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus disjunctus B.K.Simon

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Queensland to N. New South Wales.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 40-80 cm long; 2-5 -noded. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.7 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 10-25 cm long; 4-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted, or spiciform; linear; interrupted; 10-25 cm long; 0.4-0.8 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed; 1-2 cm long; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile, or pedicelled. Pedicels 0-2 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1(-2) fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1-1.3 mm long; 0.6-0.7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1(-2) fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 1-1.3 mm long; 0.6-0.7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 0.8-1 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface smooth, or asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1.8-2 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2-2.3 mm long; 0.6-0.7 mm wide; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma surface smooth, or scaberulous. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1.9-2 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate. Palea surface smooth, or scaberulous. Palea apex obtuse.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 2-3; 0.3-0.6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ovoid; laterally compressed; 0.9 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Simon 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Other Data

    Sporobolus disjunctus B.K.Simon appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 4, 1993 Adams [1060], Queensland K000907429 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Austrobaileya 4: 59 (1993)

    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.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2014- continuously updated). Atlas of Living Australia http://www.ala.org.au/.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

    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