Aeluropus Trin.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Mongolia, Sahara to Indian Subcontinent.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Stoloniferous perennials; ligule a very short membrane fringed with hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence capitate to spike-like, comprising short densely spiculate racemes appressed to a central axis (often a single ovoid raceme in A. lagopoides)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets several-flowered, disarticulating below each floret
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes shorter than the lemmas, the lower 1- to 3-nerved, the upper 5- to 7-nerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Lemma
Lemmas rounded on the back, chartaceous, strongly 9- to 11-nerved, glabrous or hairy on the margins, entire or emarginate, apiculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis ellipsoid.
Distribution
Six species from Mauritania and the Mediterranean region eastwards to northern China, and southwards to Ethiopia and Sri Lanka.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Baleares, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China North-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Gulf States, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Manchuria, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicobar Is., North Caucasus, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Arizona

Aeluropus Trin. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fund. Agrost.: 143 (1820)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Fund. Agrost. 143 (1820).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by T. A. Cope [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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