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This species is accepted, and its native range is Algeria (near Had-Sahary).

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Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths pilose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 90-100 cm long; 2 -noded. Leaf-sheaths without keel; smooth. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5-6 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate, or convolute; 40-50 cm long; 1-3 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade apex acute.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; nodding; 25 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; 2-3 -nate. Panicle axis pubescent. Panicle branches pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets. Rhachilla internodes pilose; with 5-6 mm long hairs. Floret callus pilose; with elliptic scar.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets. Rhachilla internodes pilose; with 5-6 mm long hairs. Floret callus pilose; with elliptic scar.
Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; shiny. Lower glume lanceolate; 16 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume elliptic; 18 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 15 mm long; cartilaginous; much thinner above; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate. Lemma apex entire; obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.5-0.6 way up back of lemma; straight; 5-6 mm long overall. Palea keels pubescent. Apical sterile florets rudimentary.
Flowers
Lodicules 2; 2-2.5 mm long. Anthers 3; 5-6 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Africa: north.
Reference
Aveneae. Fl Afr N 1994.

Native to:

Algeria

Tricholemma breviaristatum (Barratte) Röser appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Schlechtendalia 19: 34 (2009)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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