1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puccinellia Parl.
      1. Puccinellia florida D.F.Cui

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. China.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 15-40 cm long. Leaf-sheaths smooth. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-3 mm long; acuminate. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate; 3-6 cm long; 1.2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle contracted; lanceolate; 8-12 cm long; 2-3 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 2-5 -nate. Panicle axis scaberulous. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 1-1.5 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume elliptic; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 2-2.2 mm long; membranous; much thinner on margins; mid-green and purple; suffused with last colour; without keel; rounded except near apex; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein scabrous. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex truncate, or obtuse. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels smooth; ciliate; adorned above; with 0.5 of their length adorned. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.5-0.7 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Poeae. Fl China 2005.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Xinjiang

    Puccinellia florida D.F.Cui appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Xinjiangensis 6: 600 (1996)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Sources

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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