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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Medit. to Iran.

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Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 10-15 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or convolute; 3-5 cm long; 1.5-2.5 mm wide.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; erect; straight, or arcuate; smoothly terete; bilateral; 6-8 cm long. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; semiterete; 2 mm wide; puberulous on surface; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes oblong; 7-8 mm long. Rhachis internode tip transverse. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 8-9 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 8-9 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
Glume
Glumes collateral; similar; with lower wider than upper; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface hispidulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface hispidulous. Upper glume apex acute.
Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 7-8 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough on veins; puberulous; hairy below; with clavate hairs. Lemma apex acute. Palea surface pubescent. Rhachilla extension 0.2 length of fertile floret; pubescent.
Flowers
Lodicules 2; ovate; 1 mm long; membranous; ciliate; hairy across the apex. Anthers 3; 0.5-0.7 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.
Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; dorsally compressed; sulcate on hilar side; dark brown; hairy at apex. Embryo 0.3 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia, western Asia, and Arabia.
Reference
Triticeae. CEH.

Doubtfully present in:

Gulf States

Native to:

Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine

Henrardia pubescens (Bertol.) C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillett, J.B. [7132], Iraq K000979192

First published in Blumea, Suppl. 3: 19 (1946)

Accepted by

  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Cope, T.A., Knees, S.G. & Miller, A.G. (2007). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 5(1): 1-387. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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