1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus lazicus (Boiss.) Melderis

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Greece to N. Iran.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Culms geniculately ascending; 35-85 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades convolute; 1.5-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 5-10 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets. Rhachis flattened; pubescent on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 8-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus 0.2-0.4 mm long; glabrous; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 8-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus 0.2-0.4 mm long; glabrous; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume elliptic, or oblong; 6-10 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface smooth, or scabrous. Lower glume apex entire, or with a unilateral tooth, or dentate; 1-2 -fid; acute; mucronate, or awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 1-6 mm long. Upper glume elliptic, or oblong; 6-10 mm long; 0.75-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface smooth, or scabrous. Upper glume apex entire, or with a unilateral tooth, or dentate; 1-2 -fid; acute; mucronate, or awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 1-6 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate to oblong; 4-6 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; keeled above; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; rough above. Lemma margins eciliate, or ciliolate. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved; reflexed; 15-35 mm long overall. 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: Caucasus and western Asia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Turk 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Greece, Iran, Transcaucasus, Turkey

    Elymus lazicus (Boiss.) Melderis appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 42: 79 (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.
    • 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

    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