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

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 20-80 cm long; 2-3 -noded. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2-0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades involute; 4.8-30 cm long; 1-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins scabrous; glabrous, or ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle 9-43 cm long. Panicle open; pyramidal; 6-16 cm long; 2-6 cm wide. Primary panicle branches reflexed; whorled at most nodes; 0.3-4 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2.5-5 mm long; 0.8-1.8 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2.5-5 mm long; 0.8-1.8 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.2-1.5 mm long; 0.33-0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0-1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.2-3 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; 2.2-4.5 mm long; 0.5-0.7 mm wide; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea readily splitting down midline; 2.3-4.3 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.7-2.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; oblong; 1.8-2.2 mm long; light brown; rugose. Embryo 0.25-0.5 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Boechat & Longhi-Wag 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

    First published in Iheringia, Bot. 44: 38 (1994)

    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

    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