Koeleria rhodopea Ujhelyi

This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Bulgaria.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths sparsely hairy; persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect; 30-65 cm long; 1 mm diam. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths 6-21 cm long; puberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades 15-30 cm long; 1-2.5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted, or spiciform; linear; interrupted; 6-13 cm long; 1-1.5 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 diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture; shiny; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 4 mm long; membranous; much thinner on margins; 1-keeled. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 5 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 6.5 mm long; membranous; much thinner on margins; shiny; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex acute. Palea gaping; 5.7 mm long; 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern.
Reference
Aveneae. Ujhelyi 2003.

Native to:

Bulgaria

Koeleria rhodopea Ujhelyi appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Hist.-Nat. Mus. Natl. Hung. 60: 83 (1968)

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.

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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