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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Tribolium Desv.
      1. Tribolium obliterum (Hemsl.) Renvoize

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Stolons absent, or present. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 10-35 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 2-15 cm long; 1-2 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; exserted, or embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle spiciform; oblong; 1.5-2.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4(-6) fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; 2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4(-6) fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; 2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume ovate; 4-5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 4-5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 4-5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma midvein eciliate, or ciliate. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy below. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: south and middle Atlantic ocean. Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Arundineae. Gr S Afr 1993.
    Diagnostic
    Lemma hairs simple.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Introduced into:

    Ascension, California, South Australia, St.Helena, Victoria, Western Australia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Tribolium obliterum (Hemsl.) Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1994 Acocks, J.P.H. [19013], South Africa K000309821
    Jan 1, 1994 Acocks, J.P.H. [17166], South Africa K000309822
    Jan 1, 1987 Davidse, G. [33947], South Africa K000309818
    Jan 1, 1987 Davidse, G. [34126], South Africa K000309819
    Jan 1, 1987 Black, R.A. [1272.150-(1)A], Australia K000309562
    Jan 1, 1987 Davies, W. [s.n.], Australia K000309561
    South Africa K000367262
    Burchell [6159], South Africa K000367261
    Burchell [59], South Africa K000367263 Unknown type material
    Thompson, M.F. [2.35], South Africa K000309827
    Pearson, H.H.W. [3242], South Africa K000309820
    C.B.S. [4589], South Africa K000309816
    Sandwith, C. [129], South Africa K000309828
    Sandwith, C. [178], South Africa K000309829
    DeWinter [9078], South Africa K000309826
    Rehm, S. [805], South Africa K000309823
    Schweickerdt, H.G. [1937], South Africa K000309824
    Schweickerdt, H.G. [1932], South Africa K000309825
    Dod, W. [3569], South Africa K000309817

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 798 (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.
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • 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

    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Brown, L.C. (1982). The Flora and Fauna of St Helena: 1-88. Land Resources Development Centre, Surbiton, England.
    • Packer, J.E. (1974). Ascension Handbook. A concise guide to Ascension Island South Atlantic ed. 2 Packer, Georgetown.

    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.
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    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