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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Bulgaria.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms 20-40 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 3-5 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; equilateral; 8 cm long; 4 cm wide. Primary panicle branches appressed; 4-5 -nate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 6-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 6-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn subapical; 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 6-7 mm long; chartaceous; purple; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex dentate; 3 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 6-7 mm long overall. 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
Europe: southeastern.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Eur 1995.

Native to:

Bulgaria

Bromus moesiacus Velen. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Bulg.: 616 (1891)

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.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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