1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sporobolus R.Br.
      1. Sporobolus recurvatus Boechat & Longhi-Wagner

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Brazil.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 71-143 cm long; 3-6 -noded. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.1-0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades curved; flat, or involute; 6.5-26 cm long; 1.8-3.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle 28-64 cm long. Panicle open; lanceolate; 19-49 cm long; 13 cm wide. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes; 1-13.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 4-6.2 mm long; 1-1.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 4-6.2 mm long; 1-1.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 3-5.9 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.3-6.5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; grey; without keels; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 3.8-5 mm long; 0.6-0.8 mm wide; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 3.7-4.8 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2.6-3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid; 2.1-2.6 mm long; dark brown. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Longhi-Wag 2002.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil West-Central

    Sporobolus recurvatus Boechat & Longhi-Wagner appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Irwin, H.S. [7389], Brazil K001075605

    First published in Bradea 6: 177 (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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    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