1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Tarigidia Stent
      1. Tarigidia aequiglumis (Gooss.) Stent

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms 80-110 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 10-30 cm long; 3-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; closely spaced; in a multilateral false spike; appressed; oblong; unilateral; 0.5-3 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 5-12 cm long. Spikelet packing crowded. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 1 length of upper glume; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface glabrous, or villous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface villous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5-7 -veined; villous; acute. Fertile lemma ovate; 4-4.5 mm long; cartilaginous; without keel. Lemma margins flat. Lemma apex acute. Palea cartilaginous.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Paniceae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces

    Tarigidia aequiglumis (Gooss.) Stent appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Potts [2674], South Africa K000281296 isosyntype
    Schultz, G.W. [8344], South Africa K000281295 isosyntype
    Schultz, G.W. [8344], South Africa K000281297 isosyntype

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

    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.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    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