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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara, Medit. Islands to Indian Subcontinent.
Aeluropus lagopoides

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Subshrubby or sward-forming, with long creeping stolons, up to 15(–30) cm high; leaves narrow, spreading, subdistichous, soft and tapering or, more usually, distichous, rigid and pungent, hairy or glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a globose, elliptic or oblong head, sometimes reduced to a solitary raceme of closely crowded spikelets, (0.5–)1–2(–2.5) x (0.5–)1–1.5 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets elliptic-oblong, 4- to 8-flowered, 2.5–4.5 mm long; glumes elliptic, unequal, villous, the lower 1.4–1.7 mm long, the upper 1.8–2.2 mm long; lemmas broadly elliptic, apiculate, 2.4–2.8 mm long, villous on the margins.
Distribution
N1, 2 Mediterranean region to India.
Ecology
Sea-level.
Vernacular
Garo (Somali)

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated; scaly; hairy. Stolons absent, or present. Butt sheaths villous. Culms geniculately ascending, or prostrate; 5-30 cm long. Leaves cauline; distichous. Leaf-sheaths loose; open for most of their length; 0.4-1 cm long; longer than adjacent culm internode; without keel; indistinctly veined; glabrous on surface, or pilose; outer margin glabrous (hyaline). Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; symmetrical. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 0.5-4 cm long; 2-3 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; scabrous; rough on both sides; glabrous, or pilose. Leaf-blade margins entire; scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; pungent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle 0.5-3 cm long; pubescent above. Racemes 1; single; oblong, or globose; unilateral, or multilateral; 0.5-1 cm long. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 0-1 basal sterile florets; 4-18 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 0-1 basal sterile florets; 4-18 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 1.5 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume surface villous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 2 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume surface villous. Upper glume apex erose; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to fertile lemma. Fertile lemma elliptic; 2-3 mm long; chartaceous; keeled; 9-11 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma surface villous. Lemma apex apiculate. Palea 1 length of lemma; hyaline; 2 -veined. Palea surface pilose; hairy on back and on flanks. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy; ciliate; truncate. Anthers 3; 1-1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; dorsally compressed. Embryo 0.6 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern. Africa: north, west tropical, and northeast tropical. Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, western Asia, and Arabia. Asia-tropical: India and Indo-China.
Reference
Eragrostideae. Rev VJN 1993.

[FWTA]

Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Morphology General Habit
Perennial
Ecology
Seashores, and saline soils inland.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Nicobar Is., Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen

Aeluropus lagopoides (L.) Thwaites appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 12, 1988 Schimper, G.H.W. [s.n.], Arabian Peninsula K000912411
Jan 1, 1980 Eig, A. [10409], Palestine K000315637
Sieber [s.n.], Egypt K000366616
Bove, N. [9], Egypt K000366617
Schulter [s.n.], Egypt K000366618
Aucher-Eloy, P.M.R. [2923], Syria K000366619
Wiest, A. [587], Egypt K000366620
Johnston, H. H. [14], Sudan K000366626
Schweinfurth, G. [2512], Sudan K000366627
Townsend, C.C. [278], Jordan K000315641
Meyers, F.S. [1321] K000315639
Gabrielith, R. [130], Palestine K000315638
Meyers, F.S. [1321] K000315640

First published in Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 374 (1864)

Accepted by

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1993). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 2(2): 433-968. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 1: 1-897. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bor in Webbia 24: 401 (1969).
  • Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 374 (1864)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ahmed, Z.U. (ed.) (2008). Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh 12: 1-505. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1993). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 2(2): 433-968. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1994). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 8: 1-458. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Fedtschenko, B.A. & al. (1932). Flora Turkmenii 1: 1-340. Turkmenskoe gosudarstvennoe izd., Ashkhabad.
  • Guinea, E. (1948). Catálogo razonado de las plantas del Sáhara Español Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 8: 357-429.
  • Hassler, M. (2012). Flora of Rhodes. Systematic list of flora of Rhodes http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~db111/flora/rhodos/list.php.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Merkodovich, N.A. (ed.) (1941). Flora Uzbekistana 1: 1-566. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Ovczinnikov, P.N. (ed.) (1957). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 1: 1-547. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.
  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1956). Flora Kazakhstana 1: 1-354. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
  • Roshevitz, R.J. & al. (eds.) (1950). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 2: 1-315. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by T. A. Cope [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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