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This species is accepted, and its native range is Krym to Siberia and Pakistan.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending; 25-50 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades convolute; 4-12 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle scaberulous above. Racemes 1; single; linear; bilateral; 2.5-8 cm long; 5-9 mm wide. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; 0.5 length of fertile spikelet. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 7-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 7-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 3-4.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; 1-keeled; keeled all along; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous, or pilose. Lower glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 2-3 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 3-4.5 mm long; 0.6-0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 1-keeled; keeled all along; 3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins convergent at apex. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pilose. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 2-3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 5-6 mm long; chartaceous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous, or pilose. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 1-3 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 4 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Disseminule comprising a floret.
Distribution
Europe: eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, China, and Mongolia. Asia-tropical: India. North America: northwest USA, north-central USA, northeast USA, and southwest USA.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Iran 1993.

Native to:

Altay, Central European Rus, China North-Central, East European Russia, Inner Mongolia, Irkutsk, Kazakhstan, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Mongolia, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Qinghai, South European Russi, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uzbekistan, West Siberia, Xinjiang

Introduced into:

Arizona, Austria, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Spain, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Agropyron desertorum (Fisch. ex Link) Schult. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Fayvush [2168], Armenia K000731543
Ledebour, C.F. von [s.n.], Middle Asia K000950604
s.coll. [s.n.], Kazakhstan K000950603
Vesenmeyer [s.n.], Russian Federation K000950602

First published in Mant. 2: 412 (1824)

Accepted by

  • Engelmaier, P. & Wilhalm, T. (2018). Alien grasses (Poaceae) in the flora of the Eastern Alps Neilreichia 9: 177-245.
  • Grubov, V.I. (2008). Key to the vascular plants of Mongolia (with an atlas) 2: 1-503. Academy of Sciences, Mongolian People's Republic, Ulaan Bator.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Engelmaier, P. & Wilhalm, T. (2018). Alien grasses (Poaceae) in the flora of the Eastern Alps Neilreichia 9: 177-245.
  • Grubov, V.I. (2008). Key to the vascular plants of Mongolia (with an atlas) 2: 1-503. Academy of Sciences, Mongolian People's Republic, Ulaan Bator.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Ovczinnikov, P.N. (ed.) (1957). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 1: 1-547. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.
  • Merkodovich, N.A. (ed.) (1941). Flora Uzbekistana 1: 1-566. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent.
  • Fedtschenko, B.A. & al. (1932). Flora Turkmenii 1: 1-340. Turkmenskoe gosudarstvennoe izd., Ashkhabad.

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