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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Libya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms 2-5 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades 1-4 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; shorter than basal leaves; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes 1; single; unilateral; 1 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-6 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; with lowest internode elongated. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile; heteromorphic (lowest female, glumeless).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume ovate; 0.1-1 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.1-1 mm long; 0.05-0.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 3 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex erose; truncate. Palea hyaline; 2 -veined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; laterally compressed. Hilum elliptic.
Distribution
Africa: north.
Reference
Poeae. WDC.

Native to:

Libya

Poa cyrenaica E.A.Durand & Barratte appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ruhmer, G. [379] Libyella cyrenaica K000345186 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. Libyc. Prodr.: 268 (1910)

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 Libyella cyrenaica.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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