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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Turkey to Pakistan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 10-60 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 7-15 cm long; 2-4 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear, or elliptic; 4-10 cm long; 2-4 cm wide; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1-2 -nate; indistinct the panicle almost racemose; bearing 1 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 7-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 15-25 mm long; 3-5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 7-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 15-25 mm long; 3-5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 6-8 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; purple; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-10 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate, or elliptic; 10-14 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough on veins. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; straight, or curved; 2-3 mm long overall. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 4-4.5 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: Caucasus and western Asia. Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Turk 1993.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey

Bromus tomentosus Trin. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kotschy, K.G.T. [479], Iran K000913717

First published in Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Pétersbourg Hist. Acad. 6: t. 9 (1813)

Accepted by

  • 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. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

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.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

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