1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Thyridolepis S.T.Blake
      1. Thyridolepis mitchelliana (Nees) S.T.Blake

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths pilose. Culms erect; 30-40 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 1-6 cm long; 3-5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade margins ciliate. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear; 2-4 cm long. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with lateral stumps on axis. Panicle axis angular; pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; pubescent; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 5-7 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 5-7 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 5-7 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface with a longitudinal median groove; fenestrate; glabrous, or pubescent; with a dorsal tuft of hair. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 4.5-6.5 mm long; coriaceous; with membranous margins; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface tuberculate; rough below; glabrous, or pubescent. Upper glume margins tuberculate; setose. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 0.8 length of spikelet; herbaceous; 5 -veined; pubescent; hairy between veins; cuspidate. Fertile lemma ovate; 4 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex cuspidate. Palea 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Vickery.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Thyridolepis mitchelliana (Nees) S.T.Blake appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mitchell, T. [s.n.], New South Wales Neurachne mitchelliana K000674326

    First published in Contr. Queensland Herb. 13: 27 (1972)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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