1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus sclerophyllus (Nevski) Tzvelev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tadzhikistan.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 100-150 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 12-25 cm long; 2-8 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; straight; bilateral; 8-16 cm long. Rhachis flattened; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear; 14-28 mm long. Rhachis internode tip flat. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 15-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 15-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes collateral; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 11-15 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 1-2 mm long. Upper glume elliptic; 11-15 mm long; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 1-2 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic, or oblong; 10-12 mm long; coriaceous; 5 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight, or curved; ascending; 10-20 mm long overall. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 3-4.5 mm long. Stigmas 2. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Iran 1996.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tadzhikistan

    Elymus sclerophyllus (Nevski) Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gontscharow, N. [962] K000674858 isotype

    First published in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 9: 59 (1972)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ovczinnikov, P.N. (ed.) (1957). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 1: 1-547. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.

    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