1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Triplasiella P.M.Peterson & Romasch.
      1. Triplasiella eragrostoides (Vasey & Scribn.) P.M.Peterson & Romasch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. U.S.A. to Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.2-3 mm long. Leaf-blades 1.5-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 10-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading, or drooping; simple, or moderately divided; 6-12 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1.5-2 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 3-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 3-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.7-2.7 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate; mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-3 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 2-3.2 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent; hairy below. Lemma lateral veins close to margins; excurrent. Lemma margins pubescent; hairy below. Lemma apex entire, or dentate; 2 -fid; emarginate, or obtuse; mucronate. Palea straight; 0.9 length of lemma. Palea keels smooth, or scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 1-1.3 mm long.
    Distribution
    North America: southwest USA, south-central USA, southeast USA, and Mexico. South America: Caribbean.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Gould.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Cuba, Florida, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, New Mexico, Texas, Venezuela

    Triplasiella eragrostoides (Vasey & Scribn.) P.M.Peterson & Romasch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Chealley, G. [s.n.], Texas Tridens eragrostoides K000899853
    Chealley, G. [s.n.], Texas Tridens eragrostoides K000899854

    First published in Taxon 65: 1278 (2016)

    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
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    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.
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    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