1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Arctopoa (Griseb.) Prob.
      1. Arctopoa schischkinii (Tzvelev) Prob.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms 25-70 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 2.5-6 mm wide; stiff; grey-green.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 10-20 cm long. Panicle branches scaberulous; rough distally. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6.5-8.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6.5-8.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; membranous; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 3.5-5.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 2-3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Siberia and China.
    Reference
    Poeae. Tsvelev 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Altay, Buryatiya, Inner Mongolia, Krasnoyarsk, Mongolia, Qinghai, Tuva, Xinjiang

    Arctopoa schischkinii (Tzvelev) Prob. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 13: 41 (1976)

    Not 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. [Cited as Poa schischkinii.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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