1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Oreochloa Link
      1. Oreochloa elegans Sennen

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short. Culms 5-25 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.2-1 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 2-10 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade venation with continuous uniform subepidermal sclerenchyma layer on the underside.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; oblong; unilateral; 1-1.5 cm long. Rhachis glabrous on surface. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 2.5-3.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; keeled above; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 2.5-3.5 mm long; 0.7-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; keeled above; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 3.5-4 mm long; membranous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy below. Lemma hairs 0.4-0.8 mm long. Lemma apex acute; muticous, or mucronate. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Europe: southwestern.
    Reference
    Poeae. Fl Eur.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    France, Spain

    Oreochloa elegans Sennen appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bordere, H. [s.n.], France Oreochloa blanka K000789972

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 74: 406 (1927)

    Not 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. [Cited as Oreochloa blanka.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

    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