1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Zingeria P.A.Smirn.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Romania to Kazakhstan and W. Asia.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; slender (1/1); 4-19.5-41 cm long. Lateral branches lacking (1/1). Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Primary panicle branches not whorled (4), or whorled at most nodes (1). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform (3), or cuneate (2).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.3-1.9-2.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.3-1.9-2.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet (2), or reaching apex of florets (4), or exceeding apex of florets (1). Lower glume lanceolate (2), or elliptic (1), or ovate (2); 0.8-0.96-1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse (1), or acute. Upper glume lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1), or oblong (1), or ovate (3); 0.8-1.01-1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with undifferentiated margins (4), or hyaline margins (1); without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse (1), or acute; muticous (4), or mucronate (1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic (4), or oblong (1), or ovate (1); membranous (3), or chartaceous (4); without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (4); with clavate hairs (4/4). Lemma apex entire (4), or erose (1); obtuse. Palea 0.9-0.95-1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (4).
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid (1/4), or oblong (2/4), or ovoid (2/4); dorsally compressed (3/3); pitted (1/1). Embryo 0.2 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Europe (2), or Temperate Asia.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Saudi Arabia

    Native to:

    Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Romania, South European Russi, Transcaucasus, Turkey

    Zingeria P.A.Smirn. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol., n.s., 51(2): 67 (1946)

    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