1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca hedgei (Bor) E.B.Alexeev

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Butt sheaths woolly. Culms geniculately ascending; 20-45 cm long; 2 -noded. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 3-6 cm long; 2 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle open; linear; 6 cm long; 1 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1-2 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 7-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 7-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 4 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; hyaline; pallid; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 6 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; pallid; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 6 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex erose; acute; muticous. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 4-5 mm long; purple. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Poeae. Fl Iran 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan

    Festuca hedgei (Bor) E.B.Alexeev appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 1975 Hedge, I.C. [4925], Afghanistan K000913143 isotype

    First published in Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol., n.s., 82(3): 100 (1977)

    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
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

    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.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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