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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Catabrosa P.Beauv.
      1. Catabrosa bogutensis Punina & Nosov

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Siberia.


    Punina, E.O., Nosov, N.N., Myakoshina, Y.A., Gnutikov, A.A., Shmakov, A.I., Olonova, M.V., & Rodionov, A.V. 2016. New octoploid Catabrosa (Poaceae) species from Altai. Kew Bulletin 71:35. DOI 10.1007/S12225-016-9646-5

    Type: Russia, Altai Republic, Kosh-Agachsky district, Chikhachev Ridge, Lake Malye Boguty, on the swampy lake bank, 49°45'N 89°27'E, 2402 m a.s.l., 16 Aug. 2011, A. V. Rodionov, E. O. Punina, N. N. Nosov & A. A. Gnutikov Alt 11-73 (LE!).
    Plants perennial, 6 – 21 cm tall, shoots single or in very loose tufts
    The stolons almost absent, or quickly disappearing during the growth
    Leaves 1 – 2 mm wide, folded or flat
    Ligules 2 mm long
    Panicles 1.5 – 8.5 cm long, pyramidal, weakly spreading, branches (0.9) 1 – 3 cm long, perpendicular or slightly ascending from the panicle axis, often flexuous or sinuous
    Spikelets 2 – 4 mm long, rounded or oblong-elliptic, mostly 1-flowered, rarely 2-flowered
    Glumes unequal, lower 0.5 – 1 mm long, upper 1.5 – 2 mm long, purple
    Lemma and palea subequal, 2 – 2.5 mm long, glabrous, brown with hyaline margin
    Anthers 2 – 2.5 mm long
    Fig. 2.
    Asia: Russia, Eastern Altai. Map 1.
    Wet or swampy shores of alpine lakes, alt. 2400 – 2800 m.
    Unknown. The population may be affected by grazing yaks and sheep.
    This species is only known for now from the locus classicus near Malye Boguty Lake, where it occurs as a single population, several hundred plants, in alpine marsh. However, we do not exclude the possibility finding of this species in other parts of the Altai mountain country, including the territory of Mongolia. The specific epithet of this species, bogutensis refers to the area of distribution this apparently endemic species, the banks of the Malye Boguty Lakes. Comparative characteristics of some Eurasian Catabrosa species, growing in the territory of the former USSR are shown in Table 1. Catabrosa bogutensis differs from C. ledebouri by its smaller size, almost total absence of stolons (because of their early dieback), culms single or in loose tufts, often by folded leaves. It differs from Catabrosa minor by the almost total absence of stolons, mostly single-flowered spikelets, by shoots single or in loose tufts, and length ratio of the glumes (see Table 1).


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    First published in Kew Bull. 71(3)-35: 7 (2016)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


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