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This species is accepted, and its native range is China.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect; 40-120 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths antrorsely scabrous; pilose. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-5 mm long. Leaf-blades 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough on both sides; pubescent; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 15-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches bearing 1 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches capillary; scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5-6.5 mm long; 0.5-0.66 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous; rough on veins. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 7-10 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous; rough on veins. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 7-10 mm long; herbaceous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; rough on veins; puberulous; hairy at base. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn apical; straight, or curved; 10-15 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels scabrous; eciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 2.2-3.2 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. Pl Cent Asia 1996.

Native to:

China North-Central, China South-Central, Inner Mongolia, Qinghai, Tibet

Bromus plurinodis Keng appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Tsinling. 1(1): 439 (1976)

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