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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Turkey to W. Caucasus.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 6-14 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 2-7 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 8-16 fertile spikelets. Panicle open; obovate; effuse; 4-5 cm long; 4-5 cm wide; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches spreading; branching divaricately. Spikelets pendulous; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; 4-6 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes obscured by lemmas.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; 4-6 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; much thinner on margins; purple; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume orbicular; 2.5-3 mm long; 0.6-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; purple; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblate; auriculate at base; gibbous; 4 mm long; membranous; much thinner on margins; purple and yellow; bordered with last colour; keeled; lightly keeled; keeled below; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex obtuse. 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
Asia-temperate: Caucasus and western Asia.
Reference
Poeae. Fl Turk 1993.

Native to:

North Caucasus, Transcaucasus, Turkey

Briza marcowiczii Woronow appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Marcowicz, B. [s.n.], Caucasus K000789805 Unknown type material
Brotherus, A.H. [s.n.], Caucasus K000789804
Hackel, E. [7389], Armenia K000789803
Woronow, G. [s.n.], Ukraine K000789802

First published in A.V.Fomin & G.J.N.Woronow, Opred. Rast. Kavk. Kryma 1: 116 (1908)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

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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