1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca austrouralensis Kulikov

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms 30-70 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths open for most of their length; with 0.8-0.9 of their length closed. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate; elliptic in section; 5-22 cm long; 0.6-1.2 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation comprising 7 vascular bundles; with 3-5 inner ridges; with 3 subepidermal sclerenchyma strands; without layer of subepidermal sclerenchyma masking vein striation. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; 4-8 cm long. Panicle axis scabrous. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5.5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5.5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 3.5-4.5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 0.8-1.2 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous; adorned above; with 0.33-0.5 of their length adorned. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.6-2.3(-2.5) mm long. Ovary glabrous.
    Distribution
    Europe: eastern.
    Reference
    Poeae. Kulikov 2006.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    West Siberia

    Festuca austrouralensis Kulikov appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 83(8): 111 (1998)

    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