Tarigidia Stent
  • Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1932: 151 (1932) 

General Description

HABIT Annual (1), or perennial (1). Rhizomes absent (1), or short (1). Culms decumbent (1/1); 38-73.25-110 cm long; rooting from lower nodes (1/1). Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades linear (1), or lanceolate (1); herbaceous (1), or chartaceous (1). INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; not compacted (1), or in a multilateral false spike (1); appressed; linear (1), or oblong (1); unilateral. Rhachis wingless (1), or narrowly winged (1); angular (1/1). Spikelet packing crowded. Spikelets solitary (1), or in pairs (1). Fertile spikelets sessile (1), or sessile and pedicelled (1). FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5-5 mm long; falling entire. GLUMES Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear, or lanceolate (1); 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined, or 2-3 -veined (1). Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure (1). Lower glume surface glabrous, or pilose (1), or villous (1). Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.66-0.705-0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose (1), or villous (1). Upper glume apex acute. FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic (1), or ovate (1); membranous; 5-6 -veined (1), or 7 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate (1), or ovate (1); cartilaginous; of similar consistency on margins (1), or much thinner on margins (1); without keel; 3 -veined (1/1). Lemma surface smooth (1), or striate (1). Lemma apex acute (1), or apiculate (1). Palea cartilaginous. FLOWER Lodicules 2 (1/1); truncate (1/1). Anthers 3 (1/1). Ovary glabrous (1/1). FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp (1/1); ellipsoid (1/1). Embryo 0.6 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform (1/1). DISTRIBUTION Africa (1), or South America (1).


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

 Information From

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. http://www.kew.org/data/grasses-db.html. [accessed 24 January 2012; 14:30 GMT]
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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
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