1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Elymus L.
      1. Elymus karakabinicus Kotukhov

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

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms 70-100 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 4-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; straight; bilateral; 9-15 cm long. Rhachis flattened; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 9-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous. Floret callus pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic to oblong; laterally compressed; 9-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous. Floret callus pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 6-7.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3-6 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Lower glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 2-3 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 6-7.5 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 3-6 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous; rough above. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 2-3 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 8-10 mm long; coriaceous; 5 -veined. Lemma surface smooth, or scaberulous; rough on veins. Lemma apex acute; muticous. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: Siberia.
    Reference
    Triticeae. Kotuchov 2006.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kazakhstan

    Elymus karakabinicus Kotukhov appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 77(6): 89 (1992)

    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.

    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