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This species is accepted, and its native range is Europe to Mongolia.
Koeleria glauca

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped moderately, or densely. Rhizomes short, or elongated. Butt sheaths thickened and forming a bulb; pubescent; persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms erect; 10-45 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blades convolute; 2-5 cm long; 1-2 mm wide; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; glabrous, or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle spiciform; linear; interrupted; 2-11 cm long; 0.8 cm wide. Panicle axis pubescent. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 4-5 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; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 4-5 mm long; membranous; shiny; keeled. Lemma surface glabrous, or puberulous; hairy all along, or below. Lemma apex emarginate, or obtuse; muticous, or mucronate. Palea gaping. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Europe: northern, central, southwestern, southeastern, and eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet Middle Asia, and Mongolia.
Reference
Aveneae. Domin 1995.

Native to:

Altay, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Irkutsk, Kazakhstan, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Mongolia, Netherlands, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Poland, Romania, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, West Siberia

Koeleria glauca (Spreng.) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Pohle, R. [s.n.], Russian Federation K000808804
Pohle, R. [s.n.], Russian Federation K000808803
Westberg, G. [s.n.], Latvia K000808805

First published in Cat. Pl. Horti Monsp.: 117 (1813)

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.
  • Dickoré, W.B. & Springer, S. (2016). Weitere Notizen zur Flora von München Berichte der Bayerischen Botanischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Heimischen Flora 86: 262-276.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Grubov, V.I. (2008). Key to the vascular plants of Mongolia (with an atlas) 2: 1-503. Academy of Sciences, Mongolian People's Republic, Ulaan Bator.
  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Grubov, V.I. (2008). Key to the vascular plants of Mongolia (with an atlas) 2: 1-503. Academy of Sciences, Mongolian People's Republic, Ulaan Bator.
  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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