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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. European Russia.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Rhizomes absent, or short. Culms erect; 30-60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades convolute; 1-2.5 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; loose, or effuse; 10-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches 3-6 cm long. Panicle branches smooth. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2(-3) fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 4.2-6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2(-3) fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 4.2-6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture; shiny. Lower glume lanceolate; 4.2-6.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4.2-6.5 mm long; 1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 3.2-4 mm long; membranous; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex erose, or dentate; 4 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.25 way up back of lemma; straight; 2.5-3 mm long overall; not or scarcely exserted from spikelet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 1.7-2.3 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Europe: eastern.
Reference
Aveneae. Tsvelev 2011.

Native to:

North European Russi

Deschampsia leskovii Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 95: 860 (2010)

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
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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