1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus lolioides (P.Candargy) Melderis

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Europe to Siberia.

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    Habit
    Perennial; culms solitary. Rhizomes elongated. Culms 30-70 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades convolute; 5-6 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation distinct. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins unthickened.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 7-15 cm long. Rhachis flattened. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 10-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes sparsely hairy.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 10-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes sparsely hairy.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 4-6 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 4-6 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 7-8.5 mm long; coriaceous; 5 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse; muticous, or mucronate. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 3.5 mm long. Stigmas 2. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Europe: eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Eur 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Altay, Central European Rus, East European Russia, Kazakhstan, Krasnoyarsk, South European Russi, Ukraine, West Siberia

    Elymus lolioides (P.Candargy) Melderis appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1978 Karelin, G.S. [1123], Kazakhstan K000674908 isotype
    Jan 1, 1978 Karelin, G.S. [1123], Kazakhstan K000674909 isotype

    First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 76: 382 (1978)

    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.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
    • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.
    • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1956). Flora Kazakhstana 1: 1-354. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.

    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