Sporobolus caespitosus is a small, perennial grass that is native to Ascension Island (2). Plants grow together in short, thick tufts in which many of the outer leaves are dead and the flower spike is usually hidden amongst the leaf blades (2).
It is thought that Sporobolus caespitosus was previously more abundant than it is today. It may be suffering from competition with introduced species, such as the grasses Sporobolus africanus, Melinis minutiflora and Paspalum conjungatum(3).
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