1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca achtarovii Velchev & P.Vassil.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 25-50 cm long. Leaf-sheaths open for most of their length; with 0.33 of their length closed. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate; 0.4-1 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation comprising 7-9 vascular bundles; with 3-7 inner ridges; with sclerenchyma strands widened to form a discontinuous subepidermal layer, or with unevenly thickened subepidermal sclerenchyma layer on the underside, or with continuous uniform subepidermal sclerenchyma layer on the underside.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle antrorsely scabrous above. Panicle contracted; linear, or oblong; interrupted; 6-9 cm long. Panicle axis scabrous. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5-13 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5-13 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4.1-6.2 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4-7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 2-3.5 mm long overall; 0.5 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Vegetative Multiplication
    Vegetative proliferation absent, or occurs.
    Distribution
    Europe: southeastern.
    Reference
    Poeae. Velcher 2005.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bulgaria

    Festuca achtarovii Velchev & P.Vassil. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Phytol. Balcan. 8: 185 (2002)

    Accepted by

    • von Raab-Straube, E. (ed.) (2012-continuously updated). The Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/query.asp.
    • 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
    • von Raab-Straube, E. (ed.) (2012-continuously updated). The Euro+Med PlantBase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/query.asp.

    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 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