1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Milium L.
      1. Milium transcaucasicum Tzvelev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Transcaucasus.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Culms erect; 40-75 cm long; 2.5-3 mm diam.; 3-4 -noded. Culm-internodes scaberulous; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.3-1.6 mm long; entire, or lacerate; obtuse. Leaf-blades 6.5-9.5 cm long; 2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle antrorsely scabrous above. Panicle contracted; linear; continuous, or interrupted; 6-12 cm long; 0.8-1.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 1-5 -nate; 2.5-3 cm long. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2-3.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2-3.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong, or ovate; 2-3.4 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong, or ovate; 2-3.4 mm long; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; dorsally compressed; 1.9-3.2 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; indurate; 2 -veined; without keels. Palea apex obtuse.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Caucasus.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Tsvelev 1996.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Transcaucasus

    Milium transcaucasicum Tzvelev appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk S.S.S.R. 20: 23 (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.
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

    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