1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus brevipes (Keng & S.L.Chen) S.L.Chen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central China.

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    Habit
    Perennial; culms solitary, or caespitose. Culms erect; 30-60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades involute; stiff. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; drooping; bilateral; 7-11 cm long. Rhachis flattened. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile, or pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-2 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 14-22 mm long; 4-7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 14-22 mm long; 4-7 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.5-3 mm long; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 3-4.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keels; 3-4 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 9-10 mm long; coriaceous; 5 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous, or scaberulous. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved; reflexed; 25-30 mm long overall; limb scabrous. Palea 8-9 mm long; 0.9 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliate; adorned above; with 0.33 of their length adorned. Palea surface puberulous; hairy on back. Palea apex truncate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.5-2.5 mm long; yellow.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl China 2005.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China North-Central, China South-Central, Qinghai, Xinjiang

    Elymus brevipes (Keng & S.L.Chen) S.L.Chen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. China 22: 417 (2006)

    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.

    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 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