Puccinellia iberica (Wolley-Dod) Tzvelev

First published in Fl. Arct. URSS 2: 188 (1964)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Iberian Peninsula, Morocco. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms 60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5 mm long; acuminate. Leaf-blades conduplicate; 2.5-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 6-8 secondary veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; nodding; 16-24 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; 2-3 -nate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-5 mm long; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 5 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; much thinner on margins; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins stopping well short of apex. Lemma surface glabrous, or pubescent; hairy below. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Europe: southwestern.
Reference
Poeae. Walley-Dodd 2002.
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Sources

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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