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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Brazil.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 56-100 cm long; 2 -noded. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; pilose; outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades 8.5-25.5 cm long; 4-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; densely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle 50 cm long. Panicle open; lanceolate; 41 cm long; 12 cm wide. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes; 1.5-10 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2.3-2.8 mm long; 0.6-1.2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2.3-2.8 mm long; 0.6-1.2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9-1.6 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.4-2.6 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.4-0.5 mm wide; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea readily splitting down midline; 2-2.5 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ovoid; laterally compressed; 1.8-2.2 mm long; dark brown; striate. Embryo 0.4-0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Boechat & Longhi-Wag 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil South

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Iheringia, Bot. 44: 36 (1994)

    Accepted by

    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • 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

    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