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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe to Caucasus, NW. Africa.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect, or decumbent; 40-120 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; erect, or drooping; bilateral. Spikelet packing abaxial. Spikelets appressed; in threes. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 3 in the cluster. Pedicels oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes collateral; connate along margins below; persistent; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets. Lower glume linear; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume linear; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Ovary with a fleshy appendage below style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform. Embryo 0.2 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
Distribution
Europe, or Africa, or Temperate Asia.

Native to:

Algeria, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Krym, Morocco, North Caucasus, Poland, Romania, Sicilia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Hordelymus (Jess.) Harz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Samenkunde 2: 1147 (1885)

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