1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Milium L.
      1. Milium schmidtianum K.Koch

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; culms solitary. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect; 80-150 cm long; 4-6 -noded. Culm-internodes antrorsely scabrous (below nodes); distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 4-5 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades 6-30 cm long; 4-15 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear, or lanceolate; 10-23 cm long; 1-8 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 2-5 -nate; 2-7.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.7-3 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3.5-4 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; 3.5-4 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; dark green, or purple; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 3.5-4 mm long; 1.1-1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; dark green, or purple; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.4-3.2 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; 2.2-2.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Caucasus and western Asia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Fl Turkey 1999.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Iran, North Caucasus, Transcaucasus, Turkey

    Milium schmidtianum K.Koch appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Linnaea 21: 438 (1848)

    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.
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

    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