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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tibet to S. Central China.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms 25-100 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1.5 mm long; lacerate; truncate. Leaf-blades 10-20 cm long; 1-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; nodding; 10-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-2 -nate; 5-10 cm long. Panicle branches capillary; flexuous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 10-25 mm long; scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 15-25 mm long; 6-10 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 15-25 mm long; 6-10 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 9-10 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 9-10 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 9-10 mm long; 3 mm wide; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; spreading, or reflexed; 10-20 mm long overall. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea apex with excurrent keel veins. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 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
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bromeae. Hand-Maz 1995.

Native to:

China South-Central, Qinghai, Tibet

Bromus mairei Hack. ex Hand.-Mazz. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Symb. Sin. 7: 1290 (1936)

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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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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/
© 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 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