1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Tribolium Desv.
      1. Tribolium hispidum (Thunb.) Desv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 10-40 cm long. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades convolute; 3-10 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy abaxially; with tubercle-based hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; oblong, or ovate; continuous, or interrupted; 1-7 cm long. Panicle branches terete. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets, or reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2.5-3 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy below. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Arundineae. WDC.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Tribolium hispidum (Thunb.) Desv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Burchell [118], South Africa K000309759
    Jan 1, 1995 MacOwan, P. [1279], South Africa K000309758
    Jan 1, 1995 MacOwan, P. [773], South Africa K000309760
    Jan 1, 1995 MacOwan, P. [956], South Africa K000309764
    Jan 1, 1995 MacOwan [250], South Africa K000309765
    Jan 1, 1995 C.B.S [282], South Africa K000309766
    Jan 1, 1995 MacGillivray, J. [234], South Africa K000309761
    Jan 1, 1995 MacGillivray, J. [403], South Africa K000309762
    Jan 1, 1995 s.coll. [1770], South Africa K000309763
    Jan 1, 1995 Alexander, R.C. [s.n.], South Africa K000309757
    Jan 1, 1994 Davidse, G. [33943], South Africa K000309745
    Jan 1, 1994 Dod, W. [1820], South Africa K000309775
    Jan 1, 1987 Stephens, E.L. [7336], South Africa K000309695
    Jan 1, 1987 Stephens, E.L. [7144], South Africa K000309697
    Crook, A.O. [2263], South Africa K000309777
    Crook, A.O. [2301], South Africa K000309794
    Hutchinson, J. [1365], South Africa K000309738
    Taylor, H.C. [7941], South Africa K000309746
    Taylor, H.C. [8981], South Africa K000309747
    Taylor, H.C. [3153], South Africa K000309751
    Taylor, H.C. [4174], South Africa K000309752
    Taylor, H.C. [6558], South Africa K000309753
    Burchell [4082], South Africa K000367269
    Burchell [4082], South Africa K000367271
    Burchell [6318], South Africa K000309806
    Harvey [146], South Africa K000367267
    Stirton, C.H. [10184], South Africa K000309725
    Parker, R.N. [3606], South Africa K000309789
    Parker, R.N. [3541], South Africa K000309790
    Pearson, H.H.W. [3181], South Africa K000309730
    Pearson, H.H.W. [3315], South Africa K000309732
    Pearson, H.H.W. [s.n.], South Africa K000309733
    Pearson, H.H.W. [4912], South Africa K000309734
    Pearson, H.H.W. [5800], South Africa K000309735
    Pearson, H.H.W. [7146], South Africa K000309737
    Zeyher [s.n.], South Africa K000367265
    Zeyher [s.n.], South Africa K000367273
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000367268
    C.B.S. [s.n.], South Africa K000309784
    C.B.S. [256], South Africa K000309786
    Tyson, W. [15133], South Africa K000309731
    Rodin, R.J. [2191], South Africa K000309756
    Acocks, J.P.H. [15213], South Africa K000309768
    Acocks, J.P.H. [16280], South Africa K000309769
    Acocks, J.P.H. [17446], South Africa K000309781
    Hilliard, O.M. [14563], South Africa K000309793
    Bolus, H. [2698], South Africa K000367272
    Kuntze, O. [s.n.], South Africa K000309787
    Phillipson, P.B. [1135], South Africa K000309811
    MacOwan, P. [s.n.], South Africa K000367266
    Rogers, F.A. [29838], South Africa K000309743
    Rogers, F.A. [15], South Africa K000309755
    Fourcade, H.G. [2870], South Africa K000309783
    Fourcade, H.G. [1670], South Africa K000309785
    Ecklon, U.J. [956], South Africa K000367264
    Liebenberg, L.C.C. [6766], South Africa K000309779
    Stephens, E.L. [7340], South Africa K000309736
    Bolus, F. [14839], South Africa K000309739
    Woolley Dod [1881], South Africa K000367270
    Paterson, F. [258], South Africa K000309791
    Archibald, E.E.A. [3913], South Africa K000309767
    McCallum-Webster, M. [10], South Africa K000309782
    Sandwith, C. [175], South Africa K000309742
    Sandwith, C. [104], South Africa K000309754
    Boucher, C. [755], South Africa K000309772
    Zeyher [1591], South Africa K000309805
    Page, M.M. [15038], South Africa K000309788
    Moffett, R.O. [419], South Africa K000309799
    Ellis, R.P. [2969], South Africa K000309798
    Bohnen, P. [4512], South Africa K000309773
    Galpin, N.L. [155], South Africa K000309802
    Galpin, N.L. [145], South Africa K000309803
    Cleghorn, W.B. [2022], South Africa K000309796
    Cleghorn, W.B. [3123], South Africa K000309797
    Pretorius, W.A.J. [520], South Africa K000309744
    Schlechter, R. [1705], South Africa K000309741
    s.coll. [101], South Africa K000309774
    s.coll. [s.n.], South Africa K000309807
    s.coll. [110], South Africa K000309808
    s.coll. [s.n.], South Africa K000309813
    s.coll. [s.n.], South Africa K000309814
    Goldblatt, P. [6528], South Africa K000309776
    Goldblatt, P. [6695], South Africa K000309792
    Goldblatt, P. [3209], South Africa K000309795
    VanBreda [4159], South Africa K000309748
    DeWinter [9020], South Africa K000309800
    Van der Merwe, P. [1599], South Africa K000309727
    vanRensburg, W.L.J. [560], South Africa K000309728
    vanRensburg, W.L.J. [561], South Africa K000309729
    Scott, L.B. [1], South Africa K000309740
    van der Merwe, C. [2432], South Africa K000309749
    van der Merwe, C.V. [1135], South Africa K000309750
    Brynard, A.M. [163], South Africa K000309770
    Miller, D.B. [702], South Africa K000309771
    Dahlstrand, K.A. [3168], South Africa K000309778
    Lotte, L. [9], South Africa K000309780
    Downing [411], South Africa K000309801
    Beyher, E. [171], South Africa K000309810
    Conspei [s.n.] K000309812
    Dod, W. [1970], South Africa K000309804
    Dod, W. [3573], South Africa K000309815
    Merew, C.V.v.d. [1209], South Africa K000309726

    First published in Mém. Soc. Agric. Angers 1: 168 (1831)

    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