Koeleria tzvelevii N.V.Vlassova

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Siberia.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths, or fibrous dead sheaths. Culms 30-40 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades flat; 8-15 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; rough adaxially; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; oblong; 6-7 cm long; 1 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 4-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 4-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture; shiny; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 3-3.5 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume oblong; 4 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 3.5-4 mm long; membranous; shiny; keeled. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea gaping.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Siberia.
Reference
Aveneae. Vlassova 2006.

Native to:

Chita

Koeleria tzvelevii N.V.Vlassova appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 72: 1668 (1987)

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.
  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.

  • 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