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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Tribolium Desv.
      1. Tribolium pusillum (Nees) H.P.Linder & G.Davidse

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 5-30 cm long. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 0.5-3 cm long; 0.5-3 mm wide; flaccid.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; deciduous as a whole; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Peduncle disarticulating; disarticulating below uppermost sheaths. Panicle capitate; oblong, or globose; 0.5-2 cm long. Panicle branches terete; pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture; recurved at apex. Lower glume elliptic; 2.5-3 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Lower glume awn 8-13 mm long. Upper glume elliptic; 3-3.5 mm long; 0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume awn 8-13 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 3.5-4 mm long; membranous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma surface pilose; hairy below; with capitate hairs. Lemma margins ciliate (tuberculate). Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved; 1-4 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Palea apex ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy; truncate.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Arundineae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Tribolium pusillum (Nees) H.P.Linder & G.Davidse appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1987 Davidse, G. [33425], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309855
    Jan 1, 1987 Davidse, G. [33380], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309856
    Jan 1, 1987 Davidse, G. [34022], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309857
    Jan 1, 1987 Davidse, G. [33404], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309858
    Jan 1, 1987 Davidse, G. [33382], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309859
    Crook, A.O. [2255], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309863
    Schlechter [8699], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000367254
    Schlechter [8699], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000367255
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000367253
    Acocks, J.P.H. [17213], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309861
    Acocks, J.P.H. [15007], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309862
    Linder, P. [4270], South Africa Urochlaena pusilla K000309860

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 119: 495 (1997)

    Not 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. [Cited as Urochlaena pusilla.]

    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