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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Europe to Mongolia.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms 50-100 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially, or on both sides.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 8.5-17 cm long. Rhachis flattened. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes sparsely hairy.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 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 lanceolate; 8-10 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous; rough on veins; glabrous, or pubescent; hairy on veins. Lower glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 3-7 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-10 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous; rough on veins; glabrous, or pubescent; hairy on veins. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 3-7 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 8-11 mm long; coriaceous; 5 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 8-18 mm long overall. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 2.5 mm long. Stigmas 2. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Europe: eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, China, and Mongolia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Eur 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Altay, Buryatiya, East European Russia, Irkutsk, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Mongolia, North Caucasus, North European Russi, South European Russi, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uzbekistan, West Siberia, Xinjiang

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tomin, M. P. [95], Irkutsk K000674930
    Krasheninnikov, H. [914], Russian Federation K000674931 isotype

    First published in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 8: 63 (1971)

    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.
    • 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.

    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.
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    • 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.
    • 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
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    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