1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus × brachyphyllus (Boiss. & Hausskn.) Á.Löve

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with compacted dead sheaths. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 40-80 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or involute, or convolute; 7-15 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially; puberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; erect; bilateral; 8-20 cm long. Rhachis flattened; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear; 15-25 mm long. Rhachis internode tip flat. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 12-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 12-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes collateral; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 5-7 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 8-10 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 12 mm long; coriaceous; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 12-20 mm long overall. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Iran 1995.

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    Distribution

    Elymus × brachyphyllus (Boiss. & Hausskn.) Á.Löve appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1978 Haussknecht, C. [s.n.], Iran K000674864 isotype

    First published in Feddes Repert. 95: 458 (1984)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Bor, N.L. (1970). Flora Iranica 70: 1-573. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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