1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Thyridolepis S.T.Blake
      1. Thyridolepis xerophila (Domin) S.T.Blake

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths thickened and forming a bulb; woolly. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 15-60 cm long; 5-9 -noded. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.3-0.6 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 1.5-9 cm long; 1-4 mm wide; stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear, or oblong; continuous; 1.5-4 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; 0.3-0.8 mm long; pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3.9-5.3 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pilose. Spikelet callus hairs 0.8 mm long; 0.15-0.2 length of spikelet. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3.9-5.3 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pilose. Spikelet callus hairs 0.8 mm long; 0.15-0.2 length of spikelet. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong, or ovate; 3.9-5.3 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; cartilaginous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume surface with a longitudinal median groove; fenestrate; glabrous; with a dorsal tuft of hair. Lower glume apex truncate, or obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.4-4.9 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; chartaceous, or cartilaginous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pubescent. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex entire, or dentate; 3 -fid; truncate, or obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate, or elliptic; 2.7-3.5 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of spikelet; membranous, or chartaceous; 5 -veined; pubescent; obtuse. Fertile lemma lanceolate, or elliptic; 2.9-4 mm long; membranous; without keel. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.5-2.3 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Webster.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Thyridolepis xerophila (Domin) S.T.Blake appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    White, C. T. [9749], Queensland Neurachne xerophila K000674325

    First published in Contr. Queensland Herb. 13: 33 (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.

    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

    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 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