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This species is accepted, and its native range is Hungary to Medit. and Iran.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Cataphylls evident. Rhizomes short; firm. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long. Leaves basal and cauline; differentiated into sheath and blade. Leaf-sheaths wider than blade at the collar; smooth; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; membranous; truncate. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 15-35 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pubescent (minutely); hairy adaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate, or elliptic; loose to effuse; 15-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed to ascending; naked below, or bearing spikelets almost to the base. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels flattened; straight; scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 9-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.2-0.3 mm long; bearded; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 9-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.2-0.3 mm long; bearded; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; subequal in width; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 10-11 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 3 -veined (vains very prominent). Lower glume lateral veins without connecting veins, or with cross-veins. Lower glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Lower glume apex acute to acuminate; mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 7-10 mm long; 1.2-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins without cross-veins, or with cross-veins. Upper glume apex acute to acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma linear to lanceolate; subterete; 5.5-7 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface villous; hairy below. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; with a short cylindrical neck; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn apical; straight; 1.5-2.5 mm long overall; limb scaberulous. Palea lanceolate; 0.6-0.7 length of lemma; membranous; 2 -veined; without keels. Palea apex lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 3; 5 mm long. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform.
Distribution
Europe: central, southwestern, southeastern, and eastern. Africa: north. Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, and western Asia.
Reference
Stipeae. TB.

Doubtfully present in:

Baleares

Native to:

Albania, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, North Caucasus, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Achnatherum bromoides (L.) P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ess. Agrostogr.: 19 (1812)

Accepted by

  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Engelmaier, P. & Wilhalm, T. (2018). Alien grasses (Poaceae) in the flora of the Eastern Alps Neilreichia 9: 177-245.

Not 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. [Cited as Stipa bromoides.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Hassler, M. (2012). Flora of Rhodes. Systematic list of flora of Rhodes http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~db111/flora/rhodos/list.php.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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