Within the polymorphic S. indicus complex a new variety, var. saxicola Sosef & Ngok Banak, is being distinguished, based on its small habit, short and narrow leaves and especially its lax panicle with short primary branches.

Sporobolus, grasses, inselbergs, taxonomy, Africa, Gabon
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Sosef, M.S.M, & Ngok Banak, L. (2005). Novitates Gabonenses 52. A new variety within the Sporobolus indicus complex (Gramineae). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 50(3), 463–466.