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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Tribolium Desv.
      1. Tribolium ciliare (Stapf) Renvoize

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

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms 5-10 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 1-2 cm long; 1 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle spiciform; oblong; 0.5-1 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets orbicular; laterally compressed; 2-3 mm long; 2-3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets orbicular; laterally compressed; 2-3 mm long; 2-3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume ovate; 2 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface setose; with tubercle-based hairs. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 2.5 mm long; 0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface setose; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2 mm long; membranous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins tuberculate; setose. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Arundineae. Gr S Afr 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Tribolium ciliare (Stapf) Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    South Africa K000367258 Unknown type material
    Linder, P. [5900], South Africa K000309837

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 799 (1985)

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

    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