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

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Holcus notarisii

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20–80 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths pilose; with reflexed hairs. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1–2.5(–4) mm long. Leaf-blades 3–10 mm wide; mid-green, or grey-green. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy on both sides.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.

Panicle open; lanceolate, or oblong; dense, or loose; 7–14 cm long; 1–8 cm wide. Panicle branches pubescent.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4–6 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.

GLUMES Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 4–6 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 1–2 mm long. Upper glume elliptic; 4–6 mm long; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. Upper glume surface asperulous; pubescent; hairy on veins. Upper glume apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 1.5–2.5 mm long.

FLORETS Fertile lemma elliptic; 2–2.5 mm long; cartilaginous; shiny; keeled; keeled above; 3–5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex obtuse; muticous. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; male; elliptic; 2–2.5 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns subapical; geniculate; 1–2 mm long (exserted fromn glumes).

FLOWER Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.

DISTRIBUTION Europe: southeastern.

NOTES Aveneae. Fl Eur 1997.

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