Koeleria lucana Brullo, Giusso & Miniss.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Italy.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms erect; 20-50 cm long. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths 4-4.5 cm long; pubescent; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 4-12 cm long; 1.4-2.2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade margins ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; oblong; continuous; 4-8 cm long; 0.7-1.2 cm wide. Panicle axis puberulous. Panicle branches puberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong, or cuneate; laterally compressed; 6-7(-7.5) mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong, or cuneate; laterally compressed; 6-7(-7.5) 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; similar to fertile lemma in texture; shiny. Lower glume oblong; 5-6 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate. Upper glume oblong; 5-6 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblanceolate; 4.8-6 mm long; 1.3-2 mm wide; membranous; shiny; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scabrous. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex acute, or acuminate; muticous. Palea gaping; oblong; 4.5-5.5 mm long. Palea apex dentate; 2 -fid. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; oblong; 0.8-1 mm long; membranous; 2-toothed. Anthers 3; 2.5-2.7 mm long.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern.
Reference
Aveneae. Brullo et al 2011.

Native to:

Italy

Koeleria lucana Brullo, Giusso & Miniss. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Biosystems 143: 156 (2009)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

  • 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