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Shining grass
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Triplachne
Species: T. nitens
Binomial name
Triplachne nitens
(Guss.) Link
  • Agrostis nitens Guss.
  • Lachnagrostis gussonis Trin.
  • Gastridium nitens (Guss.) Coss. & Durieu
  • Gastridium triaristatum Durieu
  • Gastridium littorale Durieu ex Parl.
  • Milium lendigerum Delile ex Boiss.

Triplachne is a genus of seaside plants in the grass family, native to shorelines in the Mediterranean region from the Canary Islands to Turkey.[2][3][4] The only known species is Triplachne nitens, called shining grass.[5] It is native to Spain (incl Canary + Balearic Is), Portugal (incl Madeira), Sicily, Greece (incl Crete), Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt (incl Sinai), Turkey, Cyprus, Palestine, Israel.[1]