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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Leymus Hochst.
      1. Leymus karelinii (Turcz.) Tzvelev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is European Russia to NW. China.

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    Habit
    Perennial; pluricaespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms 50-100 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 3-6 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle antrorsely scabrous above. Racemes 1; single; linear; bilateral; 10-20 cm long; 5-10 mm wide. Rhachis pubescent on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets appressed; in pairs, or in threes. Fertile spikelets sessile; 2-3 in the cluster.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; 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; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume subulate; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; 2-3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins obscure. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume margins ciliate. Upper glume subulate; 10-15 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 2-3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins obscure. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume margins ciliate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 10-15 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex acuminate; mucronate, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 0.5-1 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliate; adorned above. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Distribution
    Europe: eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet far east, Soviet Middle Asia, and China.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Eur 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    East European Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, South European Russi, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Leymus karelinii (Turcz.) Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 9: 59 (1972)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
    • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1956). Flora Kazakhstana 1: 1-354. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
    • Roshevitz, R.J. & al. (eds.) (1950). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 2: 1-315. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.
    • Fedtschenko, B.A. & al. (1932). Flora Turkmenii 1: 1-340. Turkmenskoe gosudarstvennoe izd., Ashkhabad.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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