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This species is accepted, and its native range is Caucasus to Iran.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 10-20 cm long. Leaf-sheaths tubular for much of their length; pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 10-20 cm long; 4-7 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; equilateral, or nodding; 8-16 cm long. Primary panicle branches 3-6 cm long; bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 10-20 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; 3.5-6 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 10-20 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; 3.5-6 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 5-6 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 6-8 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 7-9 mm long; chartaceous; keeled; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex acute; muticous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Europe: eastern. Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, and western Asia. North America: Subarctic, western Canada, eastern Canada, northwest USA, north-central USA, northeast USA, southwest USA, south-central USA, and southeast USA.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Iran.

Native to:

Iran, North Caucasus, Transcaucasus, Turkmenistan

Introduced into:

Alaska, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Krym, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Ukraine, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Himalaya, Wyoming

Bromus briziformis Fisch. & C.A.Mey. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Besser, W.S.J.G. [s.n.] K000913749
s.coll. [s.n.] K000913747
Gay, J.E. [s.n.] K000913750
s.coll. [84] K000913748

First published in Index Seminum (LE, Petropolitanus) 3: 30 (1837)

Accepted by

  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Fedtschenko, B.A. & al. (1932). Flora Turkmenii 1: 1-340. Turkmenskoe gosudarstvennoe izd., Ashkhabad.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Garcillán, P.P. & al. (2013). Plantas no nativas naturalizadas de la península de Baja California, México Botanical Sciences 91: 461-475.
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

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