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This species is accepted, and its native range is Madeira, Central Europe to Medit.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect; 20-60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades 1-6 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 1-20 cm long. Rhachis flattened. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; lax. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; 0.5-1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 3-9(-14) fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; (3-)4-9(-14) mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; eventually visible between lemmas.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 3-9(-14) fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; (3-)4-9(-14) mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; eventually visible between lemmas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 2-5 mm long; 0.8-1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; (1-)3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume oblong; 2.4-6 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 3(-5) -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 2.7-5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 0-5 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 0.5-1.3 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 2.5-3.2 mm long.
Distribution
Europe: central, southwestern, and southeastern. Africa: north and Macaronesia. Asia-temperate: western Asia.
Reference
Poeae. WDC.

Native to:

Algeria, Bulgaria, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Festuca lachenalii (C.C.Gmel.) Spenn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Diomede [s.n.] Micropyrum tenellum K000913335
s.coll. [s.n.], France Micropyrum tenellum K000913336

First published in Fl. Friburg. 3: 1050 (1829)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [Cited as Micropyrum tenellum.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chilton, L. (2010). Plant list for Lesvos, slightly revised 1998-2009: 1-36. Marengo, Hunstanton, England.
  • Damanakis, M. & Scholz, H. (1990). Phytogeographical notes on the Poaceae of Greece Willdenowia 19: 413-423.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

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