1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Brachypodium P.Beauv.
      1. Brachypodium kotschyi Boiss.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Turkey.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30-70 cm long; 1 mm diam. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves 2-3 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 4-8 cm long; 1 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 2-4.5 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-7 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; lax; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 9-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 9-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume linear, or oblong; 4-6 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume linear, or oblong; 5-8 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 6-9 mm long; membranous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse; muticous. Palea oblong; 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Ovary with a fleshy appendage below style insertion; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Brachypodieae. Fl Turk 1993.

    Distribution

    Brachypodium kotschyi Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Orient. 5: 659 (1884)

    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.
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

    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