1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Leymus Hochst.
      1. Leymus flexilis (Nevski) Tzvelev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Asia.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Culms 30-70 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades involute; 1-3 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle smooth. Racemes 1; single; linear; bilateral; 4-7 cm long; 7-9 mm wide. Rhachis pubescent on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets appressed; in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 2 in the cluster.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 11-14 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; 11-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes collateral; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume subulate; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Upper glume subulate; 7-10 mm long; 1-1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface scabrous.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 6-10 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 1-2 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl USSR 1995.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan

    Leymus flexilis (Nevski) Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 20: 429 (1960)

    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
    • 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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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