Genus:
Poa L.

Poa balbisii Parl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Corse, Sardegna.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes absent, or short. Culms (20-)30-45(-65) cm long. Leaf-sheaths open for most of their length. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.2-2(-3) mm long; erose; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blades (1.5-)3-6(-11) cm long; (0.5-)0.8-1.3(-2) mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; (1.5-)4-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2-3(-4) -nate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; (3-)4-6(-7.2) mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus woolly.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; (3-)4-6(-7.2) mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus woolly.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 4 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; (3.2-)3.5-4.2(-4.7) mm long; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliolate. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface glabrous, or puberulous; hairy between veins. Lemma margins pubescent. Lemma apex obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 1-2 mm long.
Distribution
Europe: southwestern.
Reference
Poeae. Portal 2007.

Native to:

Corse, Sardegna

Poa balbisii Parl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Ital. 1: 360 (1850)

Accepted by

  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.

Not 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. [Cited as Poa nemoralis.]

  • 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