1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Tarigidia Stent

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Puerto Rico, S. Africa.

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    Habit
    Annual (1), or perennial (1). Rhizomes absent (1), or short (1). Culms decumbent (1/1); 38-73.25-110 cm long; rooting from lower nodes (1/1). Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades linear (1), or lanceolate (1); herbaceous (1), or chartaceous (1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; not compacted (1), or in a multilateral false spike (1); appressed; linear (1), or oblong (1); unilateral. Rhachis wingless (1), or narrowly winged (1); angular (1/1). Spikelet packing crowded. Spikelets solitary (1), or in pairs (1). Fertile spikelets sessile (1), or sessile and pedicelled (1).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear, or lanceolate (1); 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined, or 2-3 -veined (1). Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure (1). Lower glume surface glabrous, or pilose (1), or villous (1). Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.66-0.705-0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose (1), or villous (1). Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic (1), or ovate (1); membranous; 5-6 -veined (1), or 7 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate (1), or ovate (1); cartilaginous; of similar consistency on margins (1), or much thinner on margins (1); without keel; 3 -veined (1/1). Lemma surface smooth (1), or striate (1). Lemma apex acute (1), or apiculate (1). Palea cartilaginous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2 (1/1); truncate (1/1). Anthers 3 (1/1). Ovary glabrous (1/1).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp (1/1); ellipsoid (1/1). Embryo 0.6 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform (1/1).
    Distribution
    Africa (1), or South America (1).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Puerto Rico

    Tarigidia Stent appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 151 (1932)

    Sources

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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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