Sesleria coerulans Friv.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Romania to Balkan Peninsula.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 30-50 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths tubular for much of their length; hirsute. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.2-0.4 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or convolute; 1.5-2.5 mm wide; 2-3 cm long at summit of culm; flaccid. Leaf-blade venation with 13-15 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle tipped by a glumaceous appendage (treated as sterile spikelets). Panicle capitate; ovate; 1.1-3 cm long; 0.7-1.4 cm wide. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with evident branchlets on axis, or with lateral stumps on axis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Basal sterile spikelets represented by a single scale; 2 in number. Basal sterile spikelet glumes membranous. Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4.5-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets represented by a single scale; 2 in number. Basal sterile spikelet glumes membranous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4.5-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate, or ovate; 4-10 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or distinct. Lower glume surface glabrous, or pubescent. Lower glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 2 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate, or ovate; 4-10 mm long; membranous; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent, or distinct. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pubescent. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 4.5-5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy on back. Lemma apex dentate; 5 -fid; awned; 3-5 -awned. Principal lemma awn 2 mm long overall. Lateral lemma awns 0.5-1.5 mm long. Palea 3-6 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface pubescent. Palea apex awned; awns 0.5-1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3. Stigmas 2; terminally exserted; pubescent. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; hairy at apex. Hilum elliptic.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern and eastern.
Reference
Poeae. Deyl 1994.

Native to:

Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Yugoslavia

Sesleria coerulans Friv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Willmott, E.A. [2282], Romania K000457951 No
Frivaldszky von Frivald, E. [s.n.] K000457960 No
Dörfler, I. [106], Albania K000457963 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Ukraine K000457964 No
Janka [s.n.], Bulgaria K000457962 No
Janka [s.n.], Romania K000457956 No
Stribrny, V. [s.n.], Bulgaria K000457966 No
Janka [s.n.], Romania K000457961 No
Dörfler, I. [106], Albania K000457971 No
Janka [s.n.], Romania K000457955 No
Willmott, E.A. [2282], Romania K000457952 No
Paveri, L. [s.n.], Romania K000457954 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Romania K000457959 No
Rechinger, K.H. [3107], Macedonia K000457972 No
Lurrill, W.B. [1232], Bulgaria K000457969 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Hungary K000457950 No
Frivaldsky, F.E.von [s.n.], Middle Europe K000457967 Yes
Tibor, S. [s.n.], Bulgaria K000457957 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Bulgaria K000457965 No
Grelieuchikoff, O. [s.n.], Macedonia K000457970 No
Willmott, E.A. [2282], Romania K000457953 No
Rechinger, K.H. [954], Montenegro K000457968 No
s.coll. [s.n.], Romania K000457958 No

First published in Flora 19: 438 (1836)

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.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

  • 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 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