1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca georgii E.B.Alexeev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Yunnan).

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Basal innovations extravaginal. Culms erect; 50-70 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths open for most of their length; with 0.5 of their length closed; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate; angular in section; 15-30 cm long; 0.7-0.9 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation comprising 7-9 vascular bundles; with 5 inner ridges; with sclerenchyma strands below veins and above some veins; with 7 subepidermal sclerenchyma strands; with subepidermal sclerenchyma attached to veins below; without layer of subepidermal sclerenchyma masking vein striation. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; lanceolate, or oblong; 5.5-9 cm long. Panicle branches flat; scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 5.5-7.5 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 ovate; laterally compressed; 5.5-7.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate, or ovate; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4-4.6 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acute; muticous. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels smooth. Apical sterile florets distinct from fertile; with internodes 2.5-3.2 mm long between them.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Ovary with a few apical hairs.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Poeae. Alexeev 2001.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Festuca georgii E.B.Alexeev appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 1976 Forrest, G. [2797], Yunnan K000913234 Unknown type material

    First published in Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol., n.s., 83(5): 94 (1978)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    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