1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Eremopoa Roshev.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Europe to NW. China, Egypt to W. Himalaya.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 5-27.1-65 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades firm (4), or flaccid (1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes; without sterile bristles (3), or sterile at lowest node (2). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; tip rectangular (1/1).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets (3), or 2-3 fertile florets (4), or 4-7 fertile florets (2), or 8 fertile florets (3), or 9 fertile florets (2), or 10-12 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 2-5.15-11.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets (3), or 2-3 fertile florets (4), or 4-7 fertile florets (2), or 8 fertile florets (3), or 9 fertile florets (2), or 10-12 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 2-5.15-11.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic (1), or ovate (4); 0.6-0.711-0.8 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic (1), or ovate (4); 0.6-0.856-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; oblong in profile; membranous; much thinner above; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein eciliate (4), or ciliolate (1). Lemma surface glabrous (2), or pubescent (3); hairy on back (1/3), or on veins (2/3). Lemma apex truncate (3), or obtuse (2), or acute (1). Palea keels eciliate (4), or ciliolate (1). Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; lanceolate (1/1); trigonous (1/1). Embryo 1.1-1.15-1.2 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Europe (1), or Africa (1), or Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia (2).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Altay, Cyprus, East European Russia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, South European Russi, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang

    Eremopoa Roshev. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in V.L.Komarov (ed.), Fl. URSS 2: 756 (1934)

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Poa.]

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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