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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Crypsis turkestanica

HABIT Annual. Culms decumbent; 5–15 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; involute; 1–3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath, or a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf (2 leaves).

Panicle spiciform; ovate; 0.8–1 cm long. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with lateral stumps on axis.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5 mm long; falling entire.

GLUMES Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3–4 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; pallid; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliolate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume margins eciliate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3–4 mm long; 0.7–0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; pallid; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliolate. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume margins eciliate. Upper glume apex acute.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1–2 -veined.

FLOWER Lodicules absent. Anthers 2–3; 0.6–1.3 mm long.

FRUIT Caryopsis with free soft pericarp.

DISTRIBUTION Europe: eastern. Asia-temperate: Siberia, Soviet Middle Asia, Caucasus, and China.

NOTES Eragrostideae. Fl Turkmen 1998.

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