1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus fedtschenkoi Tzvelev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Afghanistan to SW. Siberia and W. Himalaya.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 55-120 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 12-30 cm long; 3-11 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough on both sides.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; straight, or arcuate; bilateral; 7-12 cm long. Rhachis flattened; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 16-22 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 16-22 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic, or oblong; 11-17 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex entire, or with a unilateral tooth; acuminate. Upper glume elliptic, or oblong; 11-17 mm long; 0.9-1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex entire, or with a unilateral tooth; acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic, or oblong; 12-14 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; keeled above; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved; reflexed; 15-40 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; elliptic; membranous. Anthers 3; 2.5-3 mm long. Stigmas 2. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet Middle Asia, China, and Mongolia. Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Pak 1993.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Altay, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang

    Elymus fedtschenkoi Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Regel, A. [59] K000674934 paratype
    Drobov, W. [549] K000674935

    First published in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 10: 21 (1973)

    Accepted by

    • Grubov, V.I. (2008). Key to the vascular plants of Mongolia (with an atlas) 2: 1-503. Academy of Sciences, Mongolian People's Republic, Ulaan Bator.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
    • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Grubov, V.I. (2008). Key to the vascular plants of Mongolia (with an atlas) 2: 1-503. Academy of Sciences, Mongolian People's Republic, Ulaan Bator.
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
    • 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.
    • Merkodovich, N.A. (ed.) (1941). Flora Uzbekistana 1: 1-566. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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