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This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Europe to Siberia and Pakistan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms 80-90 cm long; 5 -noded. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; retrorsely scabrous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3.5-7 mm long. Leaf-blades 2.3-2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 9-12 fertile spikelets. Panicle open; 9-15 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 48-57 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; acute.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 48-57 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex setaceously attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 48-57 mm long; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex setaceously attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; 23-25 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy in lines. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn bigeniculate; 286-363 mm long overall; with twisted column; limb plumose; with 5 mm long hairs. Middle segment of lemma awn 6-20 mm long; ciliate. Column of lemma awn 40-48 mm long; pubescent; with 2 mm long hairs. Palea without keels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern.
Reference
Stipeae. Diharu 1995.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms robust; 100-150 cm long. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous; pubescent; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades convolute; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 9-10 inner ridges. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade apex smooth, or hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 60 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; acute.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 60 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 60 mm long; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; 18-20 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy below; hairy in lines. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn bigeniculate; 370-410 mm long overall; with twisted column; limb plumose. Middle segment of lemma awn 22-25 mm long; glabrous. Column of lemma awn 60-72 mm long. Palea without keels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Europe: central.
Reference
Stipeae. Martinovsky 1995.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Altay, Austria, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Krasnoyarsk, Mongolia, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, South European Russi, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Stipa pennata subsp. pennata appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Degen, A.von. [254], Croatia Stipa eriocaulis K000587475

Accepted by

  • Gonzalo, R., Aedo, C. & Angel García, M. (2013). Taxonomic revision of the Eurasian Stipa subsections Stipa and Tirsae (Poaceae) Systematic Botany 38: 344-378.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
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  • Gonzalo, R., Aedo, C. & Angel García, M. (2013). Taxonomic revision of the Eurasian Stipa subsections Stipa and Tirsae (Poaceae) Systematic Botany 38: 344-378.
  • Grubov, V.I. (2008). Key to the vascular plants of Mongolia (with an atlas) 2: 1-503. Academy of Sciences, Mongolian People's Republic, Ulaan Bator.
  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ri?abinina, Z.N. & Kni?azev, M.S. (2009). Opredelitel sosudistykh rastenii Orenburgskoi oblasti: 1-757. Moskva: KMK.
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  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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