Sporobolus dinklagei Mez

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 60-120 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 15-25 cm long; 3-7 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; 20-40 cm long; contracted about primary branches. Primary panicle branches ascending (incurved); distant (their own length apart); whorled at most nodes (10-20 whorls); 1-2 cm long; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Panicle branches glabrous in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; 0.3-0.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2-2.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 2-2.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes deciduous; similar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume elliptic; 1 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-2.2 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; red; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 2-2.2 mm long; membranous; red; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 2; 0.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid; laterally compressed; 1 mm long.
Distribution
Africa: west tropical.
Reference
Eragrostideae. WDC.

[FWTA]

Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Morphology General Habit
Caespitose perennial 5–10 cm. high
Ecology
Sandy soils and roadsides.

Native to:

Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Sporobolus dinklagei Mez appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dinklage [2281], Liberia K000365307 isotype Yes
Harley, W. J. [1617], Liberia K000365308 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 298 (1921)

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.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • A. Chev. in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 14: 112.
  • in Fedde Rep. 17: 298 (1921)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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