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This species is accepted, and its native range is Iran to Central Asia and Inner Mongolia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 20-40 cm long; 2 -noded. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 7-15 cm long; 3-5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 10-12 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-2 -nate; bearing 1 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 17-24 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 17-24 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 10-13 mm long; chartaceous; much thinner above; much thinner on margins; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous, or puberulous. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 3-5 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. 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: Soviet Middle Asia, western Asia, and China.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Iran 1995.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang

Bromus paulsenii Hack. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lipschitz, S.J. [548] K000913757

First published in Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjøbenhavn 55: 174 (1903)

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.
  • Naderi, R. & Rahiminejad, M.R. (2015). A taxonomic revision of the genus Bromus (Poaceae) and a new key to the tribe Bromeae in Iran Annales Botanici Fennici 52: 233-248.
  • 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. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Merkodovich, N.A. (ed.) (1941). Flora Uzbekistana 1: 1-566. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent.
  • Naderi, R. & Rahiminejad, M.R. (2015). A taxonomic revision of the genus Bromus (Poaceae) and a new key to the tribe Bromeae in Iran Annales Botanici Fennici 52: 233-248.
  • 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.
  • Roshevitz, R.J. & al. (eds.) (1950). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 2: 1-315. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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