1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Tribolium Desv.
      1. Tribolium obtusifolium (Nees) Renvoize

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms 10-25 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform; 10-20 cm long; 1 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; oblong; 2-3 cm long. 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; 1.5-2 mm wide; 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; 1.5-2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume ovate; 3-4 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3-4 mm long; 1-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 3 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy below. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Arundineae. Gr S Afr 1993.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Tribolium obtusifolium (Nees) Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1994 Taylor, H.C. [6689], South Africa K000309846
    Jan 1, 1994 Esterhuysen, E. [34799], South Africa K000309847
    Jan 1, 1994 Davidse, G. [34078], South Africa K000309579
    Jan 1, 1994 Davidse, G. [34049], South Africa K000309580
    Jan 1, 1994 Davidse, G. [33973], South Africa K000309581
    Jan 1, 1994 Davidse, G. [34047], South Africa K000309582
    Jan 1, 1994 Pearson, H.H.W. [3243], South Africa K000309843
    Jan 1, 1994 C.B.S. [s.n.], South Africa K000309853
    Jan 1, 1994 Acocks, J.P.H. [23104], South Africa K000309851
    Jan 1, 1994 Duthie, A. [15571], South Africa K000309839
    Jan 1, 1994 Duthie, A. [1805], South Africa K000309840
    Jan 1, 1994 Duthie, A. [1761], South Africa K000309841
    Jan 1, 1994 Barker, W.J. [10594], South Africa K000309850
    Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [9483], South Africa K000309845
    Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], South Africa K000309854
    Jan 1, 1994 Rehm, S. [573], South Africa K000309848
    Jan 1, 1994 Rehm, S. [345], South Africa K000309852
    Jan 1, 1994 Smart, B. [28230], South Africa K000309842
    Jan 1, 1994 Moss, C.G. [9075], South Africa K000309844
    Jan 1, 1994 Matheus, M.R. [31], South Africa K000309849
    Harvey [314], South Africa K000367256
    Bachmann, F. [1627], South Africa K000367257
    Linder, P. [5910], South Africa K000309838

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 799 (1985)

    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