1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Thyridolepis S.T.Blake
      1. Thyridolepis multiculmis (Pilg.) S.T.Blake

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths thickened and forming a bulb; woolly. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 15-70 cm long; 3-6 -noded. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.8-1.2 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 2-10 cm long; 2.5-5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface pubescent. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear; interrupted (spikelets distant below); 4.5-10 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; 0.5-1.4 mm long; pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 5.6-8 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 linear, or oblong; dorsally compressed; 5.6-8 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 oblong; 4.8-7.5 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of spikelet; cartilaginous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface with a longitudinal median groove; fenestrate; pubescent, or pilose; with a dorsal tuft of hair. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate, or oblong; 5.1-7.5 mm long; 0.7-0.85 length of spikelet; coriaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume margins tuberculate; ciliate and setose. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 5 -veined; pubescent; obtuse. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4.1-4.9 mm long; membranous; without keel. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.4-0.8 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Webster.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia

    Thyridolepis multiculmis (Pilg.) S.T.Blake appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Contr. Queensland Herb. 13: 32 (1972)

    Accepted by

    • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2014- continuously updated). Atlas of Living Australia http://www.ala.org.au/.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2014- continuously updated). Atlas of Living Australia http://www.ala.org.au/.

    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 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