1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Alopecurus L.
      1. Alopecurus albovii Tzvelev

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; culms solitary. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths herbaceous; glabrous. Culms 10-30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.3-0.7 mm long. Leaf-blades 5-6 cm long; 1.5-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth to scabrous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle spiciform; elliptic; 0.9-1.8 cm long; 0.6-1.1 cm wide. Panicle axis with rounded ribs. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3.5-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3.5-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes connate along margins below; 0.75 of their length connate; similar; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume oblong; 3.5-5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliate. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 0.7-1.5 mm long. Upper glume oblong; 3.5-5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 0.7-1.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2-3 mm long; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma margins ciliolate; hairy above. Lemma apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.25-0.33 way up back of lemma; curved; 3.5-6 mm long overall; clearly exserted from spikelet. Palea 1-1.5 mm long; 0.5 length of lemma.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 1.3-2 mm long. Stigmas protogynous; terminally exserted; pubescent. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a spikelet.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Caucasus.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Tsvelev 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    North Caucasus, Transcaucasus

    Alopecurus albovii Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 8: 16 (1971)

    Accepted by

    • 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). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

    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