1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puccinellia Parl.
      1. Puccinellia hispanica Julià & J.M.Monts.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Spain.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Stolons absent, or present. Culms erect; 10-70 cm long; 2-3 -noded. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-3.5 mm long; 0.8-2.6 mm long on basal shoots; obtuse. Leaf-blades conduplicate; elliptic in section; 5-20 cm long; 0.6-1.1 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib keeled beneath. Leaf-blade venation with 2-3 inner ridges.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic, or pyramidal; straight; 3-25 cm long; 1.1-8.7 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; 3-4 -nate; whorled at most nodes. Panicle axis 8-16 noded; scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or rhomboid; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 3-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.5-6.5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or rhomboid; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 3-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.5-6.5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate, or elliptic; 1.4-2 mm long; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins prominent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 2.4-3 mm long; membranous; mid-green, or purple; suffused with last colour; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate; hairy below. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma margins scabrous. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.55-1 mm long; purple.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 1.2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Europe: southwestern.
    Reference
    Poeae. Julia & Monts 2005.

    Distribution

    Puccinellia hispanica Julià & J.M.Monts. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fontqueria 53: 3 (1999)

    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.

    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