1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus russellii (Melderis) Cope

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Himalaya.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 30-60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate; 5-20 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; straight, or arcuate; bilateral; 8-15 cm long. Rhachis flattened; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; lax. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 14-16 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 14-16 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic, or oblong; 7-11 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume elliptic, or oblong; 7-11 mm long; 0.7-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; 10-12 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; keeled above; 5 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous; hairy all along. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn straight; 10-20 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; elliptic; membranous. Anthers 3; 2.5 mm long. Stigmas 2. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Pak 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    West Himalaya

    Elymus russellii (Melderis) Cope appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Pakistan 143: 618 (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.
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
    • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Cope, T.A. (1982). Flora of Pakistan 143: 1-678. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.

    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