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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes absent, or short. Butt sheaths glabrous to pilose; persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths, or fibrous dead sheaths. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 25-70 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface to pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-15 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 5-15 fertile spikelets. Panicle open; ovate, or globose; dense; 4-9 cm long; 1-5 cm wide; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 12-20 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 12-20 mm long; 3-4 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; 4-9 mm long; 0.5-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 7-11 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; purple; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 7-12 mm long; chartaceous; mid-green and purple; tipped with last colour; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous, or pubescent. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 2-9 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 3-4 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, western Asia, and China.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Turk 1993.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Caucasus, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Bromus variegatus M.Bieb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.] K000913763
Turczaninow, N.S. [s.n.], Irkutsk K000913762
s.coll. [s.n.] K000913759
Becker, A.K. [s.n.] K000913758
Fischer [s.n.] K000913761
Becker, A.K. [s.n.] K000913760

First published in Fl. Taur.-Caucas. 3: 79 (1819)

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.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Fedtschenko, B.A. & al. (1932). Flora Turkmenii 1: 1-340. Turkmenskoe gosudarstvennoe izd., Ashkhabad.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • 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