Puccinellia hispanica Julià & J.M.Monts.

First published in Fontqueria 53: 3 (1999)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Spain. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Stolons absent, or present. Culms erect; 10-70 cm long; 2-3 -noded. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-3.5 mm long; 0.8-2.6 mm long on basal shoots; obtuse. Leaf-blades conduplicate; elliptic in section; 5-20 cm long; 0.6-1.1 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib keeled beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 2-3 inner ridges.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic, or pyramidal; straight; 3-25 cm long; 1.1-8.7 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; 3-4 -nate; whorled at most nodes. Panicle axis 8-16 noded; scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or rhomboid; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 3-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.5-6.5 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or rhomboid; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 3-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.5-6.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate, or elliptic; 1.4-2 mm long; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins prominent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 2.4-3 mm long; membranous; mid-green, or purple; suffused with last colour; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate; hairy below. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma margins scabrous. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 0.55-1 mm long; purple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 1.2 mm long.
Distribution
Europe: southwestern.
Reference
Poeae. Julia & Monts 2005.
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Sources

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0