1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Leymus Hochst.
      1. Leymus cappadocicus (Boiss. & Balansa) Melderis

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Turkey, Afghanistan.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect; 25-50 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades convolute; 5-15 cm long; 1-3 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; erect; bilateral; 2-7 cm long. Rhachis flattened; ciliate on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 2 in the cluster.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes collateral; persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume subulate; 8-10 mm long; 1 length of upper glume. Upper glume subulate; 8-10 mm long; 1.1-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 7-7.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 2-3 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. 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. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: western Asia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Fl Iran.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Turkey

    Leymus cappadocicus (Boiss. & Balansa) Melderis appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Balansa, B. [843], Turkey K000433613

    First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 42: 81 (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.

    Sources

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

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0