1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Thyridolepis S.T.Blake

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Australia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending (2); 15-38.33-70 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades stiff. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct (1/1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; tip discoid (1/1).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear (1), or lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1), or oblong (1); dorsally compressed; 3.9-5.8-8 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent (2), or pilose (1). Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear (1), or lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1), or oblong (1); dorsally compressed; 3.9-5.8-8 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent (2), or pilose (1). Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate (1), or oblong (2), or ovate (1); cartilaginous (2), or coriaceous (1); without keels; 3-5 -veined (1), or 7 -veined (2), or 8-9 -veined (1). Lower glume lateral veins without ribs (2), or ribbed (1). Lower glume surface with a longitudinal median groove; fenestrate; glabrous (2), or pubescent (2), or pilose (1); with a dorsal tuft of hair. Lower glume apex truncate (1), or obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate (2), or elliptic (1), or oblong (1); chartaceous (1), or cartilaginous (1), or coriaceous (2); with undifferentiated margins (2), or membranous margins (1); without keels; 5-6 -veined (1), or 7 -veined (2), or 8 -veined (1), or 9 -veined (2). Upper glume lateral veins without ribs (2), or ribbed (1). Upper glume surface smooth (2), or tuberculate (1); glabrous (2), or pubescent (2), or pilose (1). Upper glume apex entire, or dentate (1); 3 -fid (1/1); truncate (1), or obtuse, or acute (1).
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate (2), or elliptic (1), or ovate (1); membranous (1), or chartaceous (2), or herbaceous (1); 5 -veined; obtuse (2), or cuspidate (1). Fertile lemma lanceolate (2), or elliptic (1), or ovate (1); membranous (2), or chartaceous (1); without keel; 3 -veined (1/1). Lemma apex obtuse (2), or cuspidate (1). Palea 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

    Thyridolepis S.T.Blake appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Contr. Queensland Herb. 13: 25 (1972)

    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