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This species is accepted, and its native range is Russian Far East to Inner Mongolia and N. Japan, Subarctic America to U.S.A.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms 60-100 cm long. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths without keel; pubescent; with reflexed hairs. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 10-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches drooping; 5-10 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 10-20 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 25-30 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 oblong; laterally compressed; 25-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume linear, or lanceolate; 0.75-0.8 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 10-11 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma margins pubescent; hairy below. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 3-3.5 mm long overall. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Soviet far east, China, and eastern Asia. North America: Subarctic, western Canada, eastern Canada, northwest USA, north-central USA, northeast USA, southwest USA, south-central USA, southeast USA, and Mexico.
Reference
Bromeae. Gr Baja Cal 1994.

Native to:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Japan, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., Labrador, Magadan, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon

Bromus ciliatus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1950 Drummond [210], Saskatchewan K000913842
Jan 1, 1950 Drummond [68] K000913843
Hinton, G.B. [2459], México State K000465737
Drummond [69] K000913844
Hinton, G.B. [8395], México State K000465738
Karo, F.K. [156], Chita Bromus inermis var. ciliatus K000913754
Karo, F.K. [156], Chita Bromus inermis var. ciliatus K000913755
Ohwi, J. [1080] Bromus yezoensis K000913743 Unknown type material
Ohwi, J. [1080] Bromus yezoensis K000913742 Unknown type material

First published in Sp. Pl.: 76 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Saarela, J.M., Peterson, P.M. & Váldes-Reyna, J. (2014). A taxonomic revision of Bromus (Poaceae: Pooideae: Bromeae) in México and Central America Phytotaxa 185(1): 1-147.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Kharkevich, S.S., Probatova, N.S. & Novikov, V.S. (1985). Sosudistye rasteniia sovetskogo Dal’nego Vostoka 1: 1-383. Izd-vo "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie, Leningrad.
  • Koyama, T. (1987). Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions: an identification manual: 1-570. Kodansha, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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