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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. & E. Medit. to Iran.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or decumbent; 10-35 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 2-7 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; pilose. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; oblong; bilateral; 2-3.5 cm long. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; ciliate on margins. Rhachis hairs 2 mm long. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; falling with spikelet above. Spikelets ascending; in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 2 in the cluster.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 12 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures; readily shedding fertile florets.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 12 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures; readily shedding fertile florets.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume linear; 12 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume linear; 12 mm long; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 5-7 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; villous; hairy above. Lemma apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 5-7 mm long overall; limb scabrous. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear; 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Ovary pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed; hairy at apex. Embryo 0.2 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
Distribution
Europe: southeastern. Africa: north. Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Triticeae. Fl Iraq.

Native to:

Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey

Crithopsis delileana (Schult.) Roshev. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kotschy [s.n.], Egypt K000367321
Dehile [s.n.], Egypt K000367323
Boither, E. [s.n.], Palestine K000367322
Gandoger, M. [1211], Kriti K000950528

First published in Zlaki: 319 (1937)

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.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Damanakis, M. & Scholz, H. (1990). Phytogeographical notes on the Poaceae of Greece Willdenowia 19: 413-423.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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