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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Tribolium Desv.
      1. Tribolium pleuropogon (Stapf) Verboom & H.P.Linder

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; mat forming. Stolons present. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 12-25 cm long; 2-4 -noded. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 3-8 cm long; 0.5 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; oblong; 1.5-8 cm long; 0.5-0.8 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear; 0.5-1 mm long; scaberulous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 0.3-0.5 mm long. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; 0.3-0.5 mm long. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 3-4 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3-4 mm long; 1.2-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2.6-2.8 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; much thinner on margins; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy below. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; 1-1.5 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on flanks (below). Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy; ciliate. Anthers 3; 0.6-0.8 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; concavo-convex; 0.8-1 mm long. Embryo 0.33 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Arundineae. Conert.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Tribolium pleuropogon (Stapf) Verboom & H.P.Linder appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1969 Schlechter, F.R.R. [1759], South Africa Schismus pleuropogon K000366993
    Linder [5895], South Africa Schismus pleuropogon K000709491

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 97: 356 (2010)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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