1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Polypogon Desf.
      1. Polypogon hissaricus (Roshev.) Bor

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Afghanistan to Xinjiang and W. Himalaya.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 60-110 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3-6 mm long; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blades 7-25 cm long; 3-7.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; interrupted; loose, or effuse; 10-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes. Panicle axis bearing deciduous branches. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 1-1.5 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; (2.5-)3-3.5(-5) mm long; falling entire; deciduous with the pedicel; pedicel base acute. Floret callus glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; (2.5-)3-3.5(-5) mm long; falling entire; deciduous with the pedicel; pedicel base acute. Floret callus glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; shiny; gaping. Lower glume oblong; 2.5-4 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute; muticous. Upper glume oblong; 2.5-4 mm long; 1.2-1.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex obtuse; muticous.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 2-2.5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex entire; obtuse; muticous. Palea 0.66 length of lemma; hyaline; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1-1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Soviet Middle Asia, western Asia, and China. Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Fl Pak.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang

    Polypogon hissaricus (Roshev.) Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    illegible [s.n.], Uzbekistan K000913435
    Stewart, R.R. [24733], Pakistan K000032385 holotype

    First published in Fl. Iranica 70: 307 (1970)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
    • Ovczinnikov, P.N. (ed.) (1957). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 1: 1-547. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva.
    • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1956). Flora Kazakhstana 1: 1-354. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR.
    • Roshevitz, R.J. & al. (eds.) (1950). Flora Kirgizskoi SSR 2: 1-315. Frunze : Izd-vo KirgizFAN SSSR.

    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