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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 45-90 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 10-20 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle open; linear, or lanceolate; 7-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 2-6 -nate; bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches smooth, or scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-11 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-11 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 20-25 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; 5-6 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 7-8 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 8-9 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 2-3 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 and China.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Iran 1995.

Native to:

Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang

Bromus tyttholepis (Nevski) Nevski appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Baranov [509], Uzbekistan K000913740

First published in V.L.Komarov, Fl. URSS 2: 563 (1934)

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

  • Merkodovich, N.A. (ed.) (1941). Flora Uzbekistana 1: 1-566. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent.
  • 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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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