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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & SE. Europe to SW. Siberia and N. Caucasus.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; mat forming. Rhizomes elongated. Butt sheaths grey. Culms 20-50 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-3.5 mm long. Leaf-blades 7-9 mm wide; pruinose; aromatic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 120-160 fertile spikelets. Panicle open; ovate; 6.5-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-2 -nate. Panicle axis 11-12 noded. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels puberulous; hairy at tip; with 0.1-0.3 mm long hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3.4-4.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent. Floret callus hairs 0.3-0.6 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3.4-4.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent. Floret callus hairs 0.3-0.6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; shiny. Lower glume ovate; 3.4-4.2 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 3.4-4.7 mm long; 1.2-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets similar; male; with palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; 3.3-3.8 mm long; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined; ciliate on margins; entire, or dentate; 2 -fid; mucronate, or awned. Awn of lower sterile floret terminal, or subapical; 0.2-0.5 mm long. Lemma of upper sterile floret oblong; 3.3-3.8 mm long; chartaceous; ciliate on margins; entire, or dentate; 2 -fid; mucronate, or awned. Awn of upper sterile floret terminal, or subapical; straight; 0.2-0.5 mm long. Fertile lemma ovate; 2.5-3.5 mm long; cartilaginous; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy above. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 -veined; without keels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 2 (bisexual), or 3 (male); 1.6-2.7 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Europe: central, southeastern, and eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet Middle Asia, and Caucasus.
Reference
Aveneae. Weimarck 1994.

Native to:

Altay, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Czechoslovakia, East European Russia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, North Caucasus, Romania, South European Russi, Ukraine, West Siberia

Anthoxanthum repens (Host) Veldkamp appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Blumea 30: 349 (1985)

Not 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. [Cited as Hierochloe repens.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth.
  • Fedorov, A.A. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Russia. The European part and bordering regions 1: 1-546. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Broekfield.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1980). Flora Europaea 5: 1-452. Cambridge University Press.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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