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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Libya.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms erect; 12-22 cm long; 4-6 -noded. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths without keel; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; lacerate. Leaf-blades convolute; 1-2 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex muticous, or pungent; antrorsely scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle capitate; ovate; secund; 1-3 cm long. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; containing empty lemmas; oblong; laterally compressed; 3.5-4.5 mm long; longer than fertile; persistent. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 6-9; exserted from glumes; 2-4 mm long; 1-awned; with 2-3 mm long awn. Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Sterile
Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; containing empty lemmas; oblong; laterally compressed; 3.5-4.5 mm long; longer than fertile; persistent. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 6-9; exserted from glumes; 2-4 mm long; 1-awned; with 2-3 mm long awn.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-3 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 0.5-1 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-3 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 0.5-1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 2.7-3.5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 3-5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; 6-10 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea surface scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 0.4-0.6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Africa: north.
Reference
Poeae. Fl Afr N 1997.

Native to:

Libya

Cynosurus junceus Murb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Univ. Lund. 36(2; 1): 13 (1900)

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.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

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