1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus curvatiformis (Nevski) Á.Löve

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Asia to Pakistan.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 20-40 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades convolute; 3-6 cm long; 1-2 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; straight, or arcuate; bilateral; 5-10 cm long; bearing 3-8 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis flattened; glabrous on surface; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Rhachis internodes linear. Rhachis internode tip flat. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 10-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 10-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes collateral; persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 8-11 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; much thinner on margins; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex with a unilateral tooth; setaceously attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-11 mm long; coriaceous; with membranous margins; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume apex with a unilateral tooth; setaceously attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 8-10 mm long; chartaceous; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 20-30 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. 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-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Iran 1999.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Pakistan, Tadzhikistan

    Elymus curvatiformis (Nevski) Á.Löve appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aitchison, J. E. T. [903], Pakistan K000032414 Unknown type material

    First published in Feddes Repert. 95: 454 (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.

    Literature

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

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0