1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Tripogonella P.M.Peterson & Romasch.
      1. Tripogonella loliiformis (F.Muell.) P.M.Peterson & Romasch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea to Australia.

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms erect; 5-30 cm long; 1-4 -noded. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 2-6 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; erect; straight; unilateral; 6-12 cm long. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-18 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-14 mm long; 2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous. Floret callus bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-18 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-14 mm long; 2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous. Floret callus bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; asymmetrical; 2 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 3 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2.5-3 mm long; membranous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; mucronate. Palea 1 mm long; 0.33-0.5 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2; 0.2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia. Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Tothill 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Tripogonella loliiformis (F.Muell.) P.M.Peterson & Romasch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mueller, F. [s.n.], Australia Tripogon loliiformis K000907460 syntype
    Drummond, J. [976], Australia Tripogon loliiformis K000907461 syntype
    Drummond, J. [976], Australia Tripogon loliiformis K000907463 syntype
    Domin, K. [s.n.], Australia Tripogon loliiformis K000907459 Unknown type material
    Giles, W.E. [s.n.], Australia Tripogon loliiformis K000907462

    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
    • Mallett, K. (ed.) (2005). Flora of Australia 44B: 1-486. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
    • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.

    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