1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Thyridachne C.E.Hubb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 30-70 cm long; spongy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades stiff. Leaf-blade apex pungent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; gibbous; 3-4 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; gibbous; 3-4 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; clasping; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; gibbous; coriaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; coriaceous; 5 -veined; readily splitting into two halves; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; cartilaginous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea cartilaginous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis ellipsoid; flattened.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Central African Repu, Zaïre

    Thyridachne C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 4: 363 (1949)

    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