1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Rostraria Trin.
      1. Rostraria hispida (Savi) Dogan

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 5-30 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-0.9 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades 2-10 cm long; 1-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib prominent beneath. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; oblong, or ovate; 1-6 cm long; 0.7-1 cm wide. Panicle axis puberulous. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; similar to fertile lemma in texture; shiny; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-5 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein eciliate, or ciliolate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 3-4 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein eciliate, or ciliolate. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate, or ovate; 3-4 mm long; membranous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma surface setose. Lemma hairs 0.5 mm long. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 3-5 mm long overall. Palea gaping; 1 length of lemma; hyaline. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.7-1 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
    Distribution
    Europe: southwestern and southeastern. Africa: north. Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Fl Afr N 1993.

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Egypt

    Native to:

    Algeria, Corse, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Sardegna, Sicilia, Tunisia, Turkey

    Rostraria hispida (Savi) Dogan appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 40: 509 (1983)

    Accepted by

    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1985). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 9: 1-724. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

    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