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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Caucasus (Krasnodar).

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms 20-35 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Leaf-sheaths tubular for much of their length; with 1 of their length closed; 3-4.5 cm long; puberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar pubescent. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate; elliptic in section, or circular in section; 15-23 cm long; 0.5-0.65 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation comprising (5-)7 vascular bundles; with 3 inner ridges; with unevenly thickened subepidermal sclerenchyma layer on the underside, or with continuous uniform subepidermal sclerenchyma layer on the underside. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy abaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; loose; 6-7 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; 7-8 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; 7-8 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; 4.5-5.5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn (1.9-)2.5-3.5 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous; adorned above; with 0.33 of their length adorned. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.6-1.7 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Caucasus.
    Reference
    Poeae. Kulikov 2006.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    North Caucasus

    Festuca eugenii Kulikov appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 85(3): 124 (2000)

    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