1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puccinellia Parl.
      1. Puccinellia bruggemannii T.J.Sørensen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Subarctic America.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 50-110 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-1.8 mm long. Leaf-blades involute; 2-4 cm long; 1 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade apex abruptly acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 1.5-2.3 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; 2 -nate; bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels smooth, or scaberulous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 1.4-1.7 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex entire, or erose; acute. Upper glume ovate; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex entire, or erose; acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2.2-3.5 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure; stopping well short of apex. Lemma surface pilose; hairy below. Lemma apex erose; obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous; ciliate; adorned as to hairs below. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.6-0.8 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    North America: Subarctic.
    Reference
    Poeae. Circumpolar Fl 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Greenland, Nunavut

    Puccinellia bruggemannii T.J.Sørensen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Natl. Mus. Canada 135: 80 (1955)

    Accepted by

    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
    • 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
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    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