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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; culms solitary, or caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect; 60-75 cm long; 1.2-2 mm diam.; 3 -noded; with 0.5 of their length below uppermost node. Culm-internodes smooth. Leaf-sheaths 8-10 cm long; mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1.5 mm long; scarious; brown; truncate. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 10-30 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; nodding; 14-18 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading, or reflexed; 2-4 -nate; 3-6 cm long; bearing 1-2 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 14-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2-3 mm long; glabrous. Floret callus glabrous.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear, or oblong; laterally compressed; 14-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2-3 mm long; glabrous. Floret callus glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume linear; 10-13 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 12-15 mm long; 0.9-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; 13-15 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma margins eciliate, or pubescent. Lemma apex entire; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; curved; recurved at base of limb; 8-14 mm long overall. Palea 10 mm long. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 2.5-3 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion.
Distribution
Asia-temperate: China.
Reference
Bromeae. Keng 2006.

Native to:

China South-Central

Bromus epilis Keng f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Bot. Yunnan. 4: 348 (1982)

Accepted by

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of 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