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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-10 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 7-15 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches spreading; 1 -nate; 2-4 cm long; bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches smooth, or scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume linear; 6-8 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 8-10 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 11-12 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 3-6 mm long overall. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 4.5 mm long. 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
Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Iran 1995.

Native to:

Iran

Bromus frigidus Boiss. & Hausskn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kotschy, K.G.T. [744], Iran K000913709
Hudson, W. [s.n.] K000913710

First published in P.E.Boissier, Fl. Orient. 5: 645 (1884)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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