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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms 5-9 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 1-10 cm long; 1-2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; shorter than basal leaves; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle spiciform; oblong; interrupted; 1-2 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-3 mm long; 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; 2-3 mm long; 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; 2-3 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface setose; with tubercle-based hairs. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 2-3 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface setose; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex setaceously attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2.5-3 mm long; membranous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy below; with marginal hair tufts; bearing 2 hair tufts in all. Lemma apex acute. Palea 2 -veined. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on back. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Arundineae. Gr S Afr 1993.
    Diagnostic
    Lemma marginal hairs clavate.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1987 Schlechter, R. [11483], South Africa K000309692
    Jan 1, 1987 Dummel, M.F. [s.n.], South Africa K000309693
    Oliver [266], South Africa K000309694
    Crook, A.O. [1011], South Africa K000309688
    Thompson, M.F. [99], South Africa K000309686
    Thompson, M.F. [323], South Africa K000309687
    Linder, P. [5825], South Africa K000309684
    Linder, P. [5826], South Africa K000309685
    Schweickerdt, H.G. [2490], South Africa K000309689
    Schweickerdt, H.G. [2539], South Africa K000309690
    Schweickerdt, H.G. [2489], South Africa K000309691

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 798 (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.

    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