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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 10-75 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-11 cm long; 1-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface hirsute; sparsely hairy; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade margins ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 5-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 2-6 -nate; 1-4 cm long. Panicle branches tangled. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; flexuous; 1 length of fertile spikelet.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 9-20 mm long; 3-6 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 9-20 mm long; 3-6 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; 0.75-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume surface hirsute. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 5.5-7.5 mm long; 0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface hirsute. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 7-9 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface hirsute. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.66-0.75 way up back of lemma; curved; reflexed; flat below; 5-11.5 mm long overall. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1-2 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
Europe: southwestern and southeastern. Africa: north. Asia-temperate: western Asia and China.
Reference
Bromeae. Acedo 1996.

Doubtfully present in:

Xinjiang

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Bromus intermedius Guss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gussone, G. [s.n.], Sicilia K000913589
Todaro, A. [1386], Sicilia K000913588

First published in Fl. Sicul. Prodr. 1: 114 (1827)

Accepted by

  • Bergmeier, E., Blockeel, T., Böhling, N., Fournaraki, C., Gotsiou, P., Jahn, R., Lansdown, R. & Turland, N. (2011). An inventory of the vascular plants and bryophytes of Gavdopoula island (S Aegean, Greece) and its phytogeographical significance Willdenowia 41: 179-190.
  • 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.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Hassler, M. (2012). Flora of Rhodes. Systematic list of flora of Rhodes http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~db111/flora/rhodos/list.php.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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