1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Sesleria Scop.
      1. Sesleria heufleriana Schur

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 30-70 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths tubular for much of their length; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.2-0.4 mm long. Leaf-blades conduplicate, or convolute; 20-35 cm long; 2-3(-7) mm wide; 0.8-5.5 cm long at summit of culm; pruinose. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle tipped by a glumaceous appendage (treated as sterile spikelets). Panicle capitate; oblong, or ovate; 1-3 cm long; 0.7-1.1 cm wide. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with evident branchlets on axis, or with lateral stumps on axis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Basal sterile spikelets represented by a single scale; 2 in number. Basal sterile spikelet glumes membranous. Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Sterile
    Basal sterile spikelets represented by a single scale; 2 in number. Basal sterile spikelet glumes membranous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5-4.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume margins ciliate. Lower glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 0.5-2.5 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.5-4.5 mm long; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 0.5-2.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 3-4 mm long; membranous; without keel; 3-5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma hairs 0.1-0.25 mm long. Lemma apex dentate; 5 -fid; awned; 5 -awned. Principal lemma awn 1-3.5 mm long overall. Palea 3-5 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface pubescent. Palea apex awned; awns 0.2-1.5 mm long.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Stigmas 2; terminally exserted; pubescent. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Europe: central, southeastern, and eastern. Asia-temperate: Caucasus.
    Reference
    Poeae. Deyl 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine

    Sesleria heufleriana Schur appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Verh. Mitth. Siebenbürg. Vereins Naturwiss. Hermannstadt 4: 84 (1853)

    Accepted by

    • Kliment, J., Turis, P. & Janišová, M. (2016). Taxa of vascular plants endemic to the Carpathian Mts Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 88: 19-76.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

    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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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