1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Rostraria Trin.
      1. Rostraria salzmannii (Boiss.) Holub

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. & SE. Spain to N. Africa.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 5-30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades 2-10 cm long; 1-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear, or lanceolate; continuous, or interrupted; 2-8 cm long; 0.7-2 cm wide. Panicle axis pubescent. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture; gaping. Lower glume elliptic; 4-6 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein pectinately ciliate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume elliptic; 4-6 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliolate. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 4-6 mm long; membranous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 1.7-2.5 mm long overall. Palea gaping; 0.8 length of lemma; hyaline. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Distribution
    Europe: southwestern. Africa: north.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Fl Eur 1993.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia

    Rostraria salzmannii (Boiss.) Holub appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    K000345041
    Salzmann [s.n.] K000345036
    Salzmann [s.n.] K000345037
    Salzmann [s.n.] K000345038
    Balansa, B. [732], Algeria K000345034
    Balansa, B. [305], Algeria K000345035
    Reverchon, E. [103], Spain K000808758
    Schousboe [185], Morocco K000345039
    Cosson, E. [s.n.], Algeria K000345032
    Kralik, J. [157] K000345031
    Wariauy, A. [s.n.] K000345033
    Well, R. B. [s.n.], Morocco K000345042
    Bourchet [s.n.], Morocco K000345040

    First published in Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 9: 272 (1974)

    Accepted by

    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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.
    • 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