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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Europe to Krym and Iran.
Briza humilis

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual; culms solitary, or caespitose. Culms erect; 8-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades conduplicate, or convolute; 3-15 cm long; 1-3 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear, or lanceolate; 2-10 cm long; 0.5-1 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending. Spikelets appressed, or ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear; 1-6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; obtuse; 4-5 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes obscured by lemmas.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; obtuse; 4-5 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes obscured by lemmas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume orbicular; 2.5-3 mm long; 0.8-1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume orbicular; 2.5-3 mm long; 0.75-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma orbicular; 2.5-3 mm long; membranous; much thinner on margins; keeled; lightly keeled; keeled below; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex cuspidate. Palea oblong; 0.8-0.9 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels winged; narrowly winged; eciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern and eastern. Asia-temperate: Caucasus and western Asia.
Reference
Poeae. Fl Turk 1993.

Native to:

Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe

Briza humilis M.Bieb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Fischer, S. [s.n.], Turkey K000789810
Heldreich [217], Greece K000789808
Steven [s.n.] K000789806
s.coll. [s.n.], Bulgaria K000789807
Trevelyn, W.C. [48], Greece K000789809

First published in Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 1: 66 (1808)

Accepted by

  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Meyer, F.K. (2011). Beiträge zur Flora von Albanien Haussknechtia, Beih. 15: 1-220.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Danin, A. & Fragman- Sapir, O. (2019). Flora of Israel Online http://flora.org.il/en/plants/.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Hassler, M. (2012). Flora of Rhodes. Systematic list of flora of Rhodes http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~db111/flora/rhodos/list.php.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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