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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Europe.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms 30-60 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 2-4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; lanceolate; 5-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; laterally compressed; 8-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate; laterally compressed; 8-12 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; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 0.75 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 5-6 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 2-6 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1.25-1.75 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; concavo-convex; 4-4.5 mm long; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Europe: northern.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Eur 1995.

Native to:

France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland

Bromus pseudosecalinus P.M.Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Feddes Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 77: 63 (1968)

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