1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Milium L.
      1. Milium atropatanum Maroofi

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; culms solitary. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect, or decumbent; 35-65 cm long; 1.5-2.2 mm diam.; (2-)3-5 -noded. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2.5-4.5 mm long; erose. Leaf-blades 3-7(-10.5) cm long; 1.4-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; interrupted; 3-7(-10.5) cm long; 0.5-1.4 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 1-5(-8) in number; 0.7-2.7 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-3.5 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3-3.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 3-3.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong, or ovate; 3 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; dark green, or purple; without keels, or 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface asperulous. Upper glume oblong, or ovate; 3 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; dark green, or purple; without keels, or 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; dorsally compressed; 3 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; indurate; 2 -veined; without keels. Palea apex acute.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2-2.5 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Maroofi 2011.

    Distribution

    Milium atropatanum Maroofi appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Iran. J. Bot. 17: 11 (2011)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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