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This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 30-120 cm long; 3 -noded. Culm-internodes smooth. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-4 mm long; lacerate; obtuse. Leaf-blades 10-25 cm long; 4-9 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear; dense; 5-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches bearing spikelets almost to the base. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 0.5-0.75 length of lemma.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 0.5-0.75 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-6 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein smooth, or scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth, or scaberulous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 4-6 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0-0.1 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 1-3 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea 1 length of lemma. Rhachilla extension 1 mm long; pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 1.5 mm long; dehiscent by a longitudinal slit. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
Distribution
Europe: northern, central, southwestern, southeastern, and eastern.
Reference
Aveneae. Fl Eur 1995.

Native to:

Albania, Austria, Corse, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Sardegna, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Extinct in:

Belgium

Calamagrostis varia (Schrad.) Host appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Icon. Descr. Gram. Austriac. 4: 27 (1809)

Accepted by

  • Barina, Z. & Pifkó, D. (2011). Contributions to the flora of Albania, 2 Willdenowia 41: 139-149.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • 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

  • Barina, Z. & Pifkó, D. (2011). Contributions to the flora of Albania, 2 Willdenowia 41: 139-149.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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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