1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Triplachne Link

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or decumbent; 4-25 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-2.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; gibbous; ovate in profile; hyaline; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface villous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; geniculate. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal. Palea 0.9 length of lemma; hyaline.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Africa, or Temperate Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey

    Triplachne Link appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hort. Berol. 2: 241 (1833)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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