1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Taeniatherum Nevski

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Central Europe to Medit. and Pakistan.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or decumbent; 5-50 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; oblong; bilateral. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets ascending; in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 2 in the cluster.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; dorsally compressed; 8-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; dorsally compressed; 8-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes collateral; persistent; exceeding apex of florets; parallel to lemmas, or recurved at apex. Lower glume subulate; 1 length of upper glume. Upper glume subulate. Upper glume surface scabrous.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight, or curved. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear.
    Flowers
    Ovary with a fleshy appendage below style insertion; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear; dorsally compressed; apex fleshy. Embryo 0.1 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Africa, or Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia, or Australasia, or North America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, France, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Morocco, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    California, Canary Is., Chile Central, Connecticut, Great Britain, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Australia, Utah, Washington

    Taeniatherum Nevski appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Trudy Sredne-Aziatsk. Gosud. Univ., Ser. 8b, Bot. 17: 38 (1934)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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