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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Butt sheaths light brown; glabrous. Culms geniculately ascending; 20-35 cm long; 2-3 -noded. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or puberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-4 mm long; lacerate. Leaf-blades 3-10 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 5-8 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending; 1-2 -nate; 1.5-4 cm long; bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle axis scaberulous. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 12-18 mm long; 3-4.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 12-18 mm long; 3-4.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume linear; 5.5 mm long; 0.5-0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or distinct. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-12 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; 8-12 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 3-4 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate; adorned above. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 4.5-5 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. Melderis 1994.

Native to:

Afghanistan

Bromus koeieanus Melderis appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Köie, M.E. [2631], Afghanistan K000913777 isotype

First published in Biol. Skr. 14(4): 57 (1965)

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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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