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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Turkey to Israel and Afghanistan.
Bromus pseudobrachystachys

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect; slender; 20-25 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-10 cm long; 2-4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; effuse; 10 cm long; 5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading, or drooping. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-10 mm long; 2-3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-10 mm long; 2-3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.5-3.5 mm long; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma trullate; widest at 0.6 of its length from base; 4-5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; subterete below; 3-5 mm long overall. Palea keels ciliolate. 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: western Asia.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Turk 1993.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Turkey

Bromus pseudobrachystachys H.Scholz appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 91: 462 (1972)

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.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Naderi, R. & Radiminejad, M.R. (2012). Some comments on the species of Bromus sect. Bromus (Poaceae) in Iran Iranian Journal of Botany 18: 226-230.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

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