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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. & E. Medit. to Iran.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or decumbent; 10-35 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; oblong; bilateral. Rhachis fragile at the nodes. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; falling with spikelet above. Spikelets ascending; in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 2 in the cluster.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 9.96-14.4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 9.96-14.4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume linear; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume linear; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; villous. Lemma apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed. Embryo 0.2 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
Distribution
Europe, or Africa, or Temperate Asia.

Native to:

Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey

Crithopsis Jaub. & Spach appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 4: 30 (1850)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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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