Koeleria crassipes Lange

This species is accepted, and its native range is Iberian Peninsula.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect; 20-60 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades flat, or convolute; 3-6 cm long; 0.5-2 mm wide; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface glabrous; hairless except near base. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle spiciform; linear; continuous; 1-6 cm long. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture; shiny; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-3.2 mm long; 0.9-1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume obovate; 2.3-3.2 mm long; 0.9-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 2.5-3.5 mm long; membranous; shiny; keeled; keeled above; 3(-5) -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex acute. Palea gaping; 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; oblong; membranous; 2-toothed. Anthers 3; 1.3-2.6 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; 2 mm long.
Distribution
Europe: southwestern.
Reference
Aveneae. Gr Extremad 1993.

Native to:

Portugal, Spain

Koeleria crassipes Lange appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Winkler, M. [s.n.], Spain K000808627 Yes
Winkler, M. [s.n.], Spain K000808626 Yes
Winkler, M. [186], Spain K000808625 Yes

First published in Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 1860: 43 (1860)

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.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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