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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending; 40-65 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 20-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 2-3 -nate. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 7-12 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 oblong; laterally compressed; 7-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 2-3 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex erose; obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 3-3.5 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure; stopping well short of apex. 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; 1.1-1.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 2 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    North America: Subarctic.
    Reference
    Poeae. Circumpolar Fl 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Greenland

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

    First published in Meddel. Grønland 136(3): 37 (1953)

    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