1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Milium L.
      1. Milium pedicellare (Bornm.) Roshev. ex Melderis

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

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    Habit
    Annual; culms solitary. Culms erect; 10-25 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 4-8 cm long; 2-4 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 7-15 cm long; 7-15 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; 2 -nate; 5-9 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 10-12 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 3 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner above; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 3 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; much thinner above; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.5 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; indurate; 2 -veined; without keels. Palea apex obtuse.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed. Embryo 0.2 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Fl Iraq.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Turkey

    Milium pedicellare (Bornm.) Roshev. ex Melderis appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 15, 1893 Bornmuller, J.F.N. [1845], Iraq K000912849

    First published in Ark. Bot., a.s., 2: 291 (1952)

    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.
    • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
    • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
    • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
    • Bor, N.L. (1968). Flora of Iraq 9: 1-588. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.

    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 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

    Kew Science Photographs
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