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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tibet to China (Yunnan).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Culms erect; 60-120 cm long; 5-8 -noded. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose. Leaf-sheath auricles absent, or falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.5 mm long; brown. Leaf-blades 15-45 cm long; 3-9 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough abaxially; pilose; hairy adaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 15-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches reflexed; 2 -nate; bearing 1-3 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 5-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or elliptic; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 18-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2 mm long; pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 5-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or elliptic; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 18-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2 mm long; pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 9-11 mm long; 0.75-0.85 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Lower glume apex acute; muticous, or mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 11-13 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume margins pubescent. Upper glume apex acute; muticous, or mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate, or elliptic; 12-15 mm long; herbaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn apical; 5-14 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 2 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bromeae. Keng 2000.

Native to:

China South-Central, Tibet

Bromus pseudoramosus Keng f. ex L.Liu appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 9(2): 387 (2002)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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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