1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus erosiglumis Melderis

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Turkey.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 70-80 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pubescent; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 15-40 cm long; 2-4.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; densely hairy; hairy adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 9.5-22 cm long. Rhachis flattened; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; lax. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic; 7-10.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Lower glume apex erose; emarginate, or truncate. Upper glume elliptic; 7-10.5 mm long; 0.75-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex erose; emarginate, or truncate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate to oblong; 9-10 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; keeled above; 5 -veined. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex emarginate; muticous, or mucronate. Palea 0.8 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate; adorned above. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; elliptic; membranous. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Turk 1993.

    Distribution

    Elymus erosiglumis Melderis appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 42: 78 (1984)

    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.
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

    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