GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


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

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Stipa transcarpatica

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms 50–100 cm long; (2–)3 -noded. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths puberulous; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5–2.5 mm long; erose. Leaf-blades conduplicate; 75–85 cm long; 2.5–3.5 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 7 fertile spikelets. Peduncle pilose above.

Panicle open, or contracted; linear, or lanceolate; 11–13 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Panicle branches puberulous; bearded in axils (of lowest node).

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 85–95 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated.

GLUMES Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume surface pilose; hairy at base. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 85–95 mm long; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex acuminate.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; 22–25 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea; pubescent. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn bigeniculate; 350–450 mm long overall; with 250–350 mm long limb; with twisted column; limb plumose; with 4–5 mm long hairs. Column of lemma awn 80–110 mm long; ciliate; hairy on upper part. Palea without keels.

FRUIT Hilum linear.

DISTRIBUTION Europe: eastern.

NOTES Stipeae. Klokov 2006.

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