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This species is accepted, and its native range is Arabian Peninsula to Central Asia and W. Himalaya, Tibet to China (Yunnan).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 10-30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths hirsute. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5 mm long; lacerate. Leaf-blades 5-20 cm long; 2-4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle contracted; oblong; interrupted (branches clustered); nodding; 5-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches drooping. Panicle branches flexuous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 25-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 25-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; gaping. Lower glume elliptic; 8-14 mm long; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 12-18 mm long; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 18-25 mm long; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous, or pubescent. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; 15-45 mm long overall. Palea 0.8 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 0.6-1 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; 1 length of caryopsis.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia, western Asia, Arabia, and China. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Pak 1999.

Native to:

Afghanistan, China South-Central, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya

Bromus moeszii Pénzes appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1990 Sintenis, P.E.E. [2237], Turkmenistan Bromus tectorum subsp. lucidus K000913688

First published in Magyar Bot. Lapok 33: 24 (1934)

Accepted by

  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.

Not 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. [Cited as Bromus sericeus.]

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.
  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Merkodovich, N.A. (ed.) (1941). Flora Uzbekistana 1: 1-566. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent.
  • Ovczinnikov, P.N. (ed.) (1957). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 1: 1-547. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.
  • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1956). Flora Kazakhstana 1: 1-354. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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