1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Littledalea Hemsl.
      1. Littledalea przevalskyi Tzvelev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tibet to Inner Mongolia and China (Gansu).

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; slender; 25-50 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-2.5 mm long. Leaf-blades convolute; 0.8-2.5 mm wide; grey-green. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; loose; 5-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2 -nate; bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle axis scabrous. Panicle branches capillary; flexuous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-11 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 17-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-11 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 17-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 5-9 mm long; 0.5-0.66 length of upper glume; scarious; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 9-14 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 11-18 mm long; 4 mm wide; scarious; keeled; 7 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above and on veins. Lemma apex emarginate, or obtuse; muticous, or mucronate, or awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; 0-2.5 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 5.2-6.7 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Bromeae. Fl China 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China North-Central, Inner Mongolia, Qinghai, Tibet

    Littledalea przevalskyi Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Trudy Bot. Inst. Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R., Rast. Tsentral. Azii 4: 173 (1968)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    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