Stipagrostis scoparia (Trin. & Rupr.) De Winter

This species is accepted, and its native range is Syria to Niger.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms 50-70 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades curved; aciculate; 10-25 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade apex pungent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; effuse; 20-40 cm long; 15 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 10-20 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 18-22 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent; acute.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 18-22 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent; acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 18-22 mm long; 1.2-1.4 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 15-16 mm long; 3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 5-6 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3-branched; with 7-9 mm long limb; not or scarcely exserted from spikelet; with a straight or slightly twisted column; deciduous; abscissing from top of lemma; limb plumose. Column of lemma awn 1 mm long. Lateral lemma awns 7-9 mm long; equalling glumes; subequal to principal; plumose. Palea without keels.
Distribution
Africa: north. Asia-temperate: western Asia and Arabia.
Reference
Aristideae. Fl Libya 1993.

Doubtfully present in:

Saudi Arabia

Native to:

Egypt, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Niger, Palestine, Sinai

Stipagrostis scoparia (Trin. & Rupr.) De Winter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Schimper, W. [36], Egypt K000366939 Yes
Schimper, W. [36], Egypt K000366940 Yes
Aucher - Eloy [2988], Egypt K000366941 Yes

First published in Kirkia 3: 136 (1963)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • 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., 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.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

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.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

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