1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus magnipodus (L.B.Cai) S.L.Chen & G.H.Zhu

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Qinghai.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 20-35 cm long; 1-2.5 mm diam.; 2 -noded. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.3 mm long. Leaf-blades involute; 40-70 cm long; 1.5-2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; straight; bilateral; 6-9 cm long. Rhachis flattened; glabrous on surface. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; lax. Rhachis internodes 10-28 mm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile, or pedicelled. Pedicels 1-2.5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 15-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 15-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar. Lower glume lanceolate; 4.5-7 mm long; coriaceous; without keels; 4-7 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4.5-7 mm long; coriaceous; without keels; 4-7 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 9-10 mm long; coriaceous; 5 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight, or curved; 9-15 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea apex truncate, or obtuse. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2-3 mm long; black.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; hairy at apex.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl China 2005.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Qinghai

    Elymus magnipodus (L.B.Cai) S.L.Chen & G.H.Zhu appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 12: 427 (2002)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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