Genus:
Poa L.

Poa sinaica Steud.

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Medit. to NW. India.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths thickened and forming a bulb. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 10-65 cm long. Culm-internodes terete; smooth. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-4 mm long; acute. Leaf-blades conduplicate; 3-12 cm long; 1.5-2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex abruptly acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic, or oblong; dense; (3-)6-13 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2-4 -nate. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth. Floret callus glabrous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth. Floret callus glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 3-4 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 3.5-4.5 mm long; 0.9-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; oblong in profile; 3.5-5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 0.9 length of lemma. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1.5-2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Africa: north. Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, western Asia, and Arabia. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Poeae. Fl Pak.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Egypt, Greece, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Transcaucasus, Turkey, West Himalaya

Poa sinaica Steud. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2016 Eig [s.n.], Palestine K000939202 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 2010 Schimper, W. [326], Sinai K000789588 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 2010 Schimper, W. [326], Sinai K000789587 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1965 Townsend, C.C. [206], Jordan K000315643 Yes
Jan 1, 1965 Townsend, C.C. [88], Jordan K000315645 No
Jan 1, 1965 Townsend, C.C. [239], Jordan K000315644 No
Abdeen, S. [8010], Jordan K000315611 No
Davies, P.H. [8956], Jordan K000315612 No
Davies, P.H. [9133], Jordan K000315606 No
Feinbrun [s.n.], Palestine K000641312 isotype Yes
Townsend, C.C. [135], Jordan K000315610 No
Gillett, J.B. [15724], Jordan K000315609 Yes
Davies, P.H. [8878], Jordan K000315646 No
Davies, P.H. [9127], Jordan K000315607 Yes
Davies, P.H. [9179], Jordan K000315605 No
Davies, P.H. [8687], Jordan K000315608 No
Buhse, F. [s.n.] Poa reuteriana K000641313 Yes

First published in Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 256 (1854)

Accepted by

  • Al-Rawi, A. (1987). Flora of Kuwait 2: 1-455. Alden Press Ltd., U.K.
  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Kavousi, M., Assadi, M. & Nejadsattari, T. (2015). Taxonomic revision of the genus Poa L. in Iran, new additions to Flora Iranica, and a new identification key. Turkish Journal of Botany 39: 105-127.
  • Patzelt, A. & al. (2020). Studies in the flora of Arabia: XXXIV. Sixty new records from the Sultanate of Oman. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 77: 413-437.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.

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