1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Koeleria Pers.
      1. Koeleria glauca (Spreng.) DC.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped moderately, or densely. Rhizomes short, or elongated. Butt sheaths thickened and forming a bulb; pubescent; persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms erect; 10-45 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long. Leaf-blades convolute; 2-5 cm long; 1-2 mm wide; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; glabrous, or pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle spiciform; linear; interrupted; 2-11 cm long; 0.8 cm wide. Panicle axis pubescent. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets obovate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture; shiny; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 4-5 mm long; membranous; shiny; keeled. Lemma surface glabrous, or puberulous; hairy all along, or below. Lemma apex emarginate, or obtuse; muticous, or mucronate. Palea gaping. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Europe: northern, central, southwestern, southeastern, and eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet Middle Asia, and Mongolia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Domin 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Altay, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Irkutsk, Kazakhstan, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Mongolia, Netherlands, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Poland, Romania, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, West Siberia

    Koeleria glauca (Spreng.) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Westberg, G. [s.n.], Latvia K000808805
    Pohle, R. [s.n.], Russian Federation K000808803
    Pohle, R. [s.n.], Russian Federation K000808804

    First published in Cat. Pl. Horti Monsp.: 117 (1813)

    Accepted by

    • Dickoré, W.B. & Springer, S. (2016). Weitere Notizen zur Flora von München Berichte der Bayerischen Botanischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung der Heimischen Flora 86: 262-276.
    • 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.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.

    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.
    • 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.

    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 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

    Kew Science Photographs
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