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

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 25-55 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Culm-sheaths Gr Extremad 1993. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.7-3 mm long. Leaf-blades 7-50 cm long; 1-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; ovate; 1-3 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; shiny. Lower glume ovate; 2.7-4 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate, or ovate; 4.5-7 mm long; 2.5-3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets dissimilar; barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 3.5-4.1 mm long; 1.5-2 length of fertile lemma; scarious; without keels; pilose; dentate; 2 -fid; obtuse; awned. Awn of lower sterile floret dorsal; 4-5 mm long. Lemma of upper sterile floret oblong; 3.5-4.1 mm long; 1 length of lower sterile floret; scarious; pilose; dentate; 2 -fid; obtuse; awned. Awn of upper sterile floret dorsal; geniculate; 8-11 mm long. Fertile lemma ovate, or orbicular; 1.5-1.7 mm long; cartilaginous; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea oblong; 1 length of lemma; 1 -veined; without keels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules absent. Anthers 2; 2.3-3.5 mm long. Stigmas 2; protogynous; pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 1.5-1.6 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Europe: southwestern and southeastern.
Reference
Aveneae.

Native to:

Algeria, Corse, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, New York, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Anthoxanthum ovatum Lag. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lagasca, T. [s.n.] K000838012

First published in Elench. Pl.: 2, 15 (1816)

Accepted by

  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542. New York Botanical Garden.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Werier, D. (2017). Catalogue of the Vascular plants of New York state Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 1-542. New York Botanical Garden.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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