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

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Festuca kozanensis

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Culms 50–60 cm long; 1–1.5 mm diam.; 2 -noded; with 0.25–0.33 of their length below uppermost node. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.4–0.7 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; obtuse. Leaf-blades curved; filiform; conduplicate; 0.4–0.8 mm wide; firm. Leaf-blade venation comprising 7–13 vascular bundles. Leaf-blade surface smooth; pilose; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.

Panicle open; interrupted; equilateral, or nodding; 5.5–6.5 cm long. Panicle axis scabrous. Panicle branches flexuous; scabrous.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 3–4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 8.7–10.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.

GLUMES Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong, or ovate; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume ovate; 5–5.6 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; with scarious margins; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; 6.5–7.1 mm long; 2.5–2.9 mm wide; chartaceous; purple; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 0.3–1.1 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.

FLOWER Anthers 3; 3 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.

FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.

DISTRIBUTION Europe: southeastern.

NOTES Poeae. Mark.-Dan. 2002.

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