Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 479 

Setaria viridis (L.) P.Beauvois

Region: Jalal-Abad Oblast  Aksy Rayon
Gazetteer: Sary-Chelek Biosphere Reserve 
Coordinates: 41º46'58'' N, 71º58'54'' E  Alt: 1515m  outside the buffer zone.

Grass to 30-60cm tall. Inflorescence a green dense spike with awns.
Narrow gorge on a S facing slope with conglomerate rocks, sand and a small stream at base.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov and Tsvelev 'Grasses of the Soviet Union'. Leaves flat, sheath ciliate, ligule a fringe of hairs. Inflorescence cylindrical a dense greenish panicle. Spikelet 1 flowered with bristles (inflorescence branches) below. Bristles antrorse scabrous (pointing upwards) longer than the spikelets. Spikelets disarticulating entire with the glumes. Lower glume short 1/5 of upper one. Lower lemma and palea herbaceous, rounded, with several veins. Upper lemma and palea indurated, thick enclosing the caryopsis. 
Ancillary Collections: photos 

Osborne, J. 479                7 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence spikelets spikelets glumes glumes

lemma and palea lemma and palea

bristles bract bristles bract

bristles bristles

spikelet with bristles spikelet with bristles

spikelet spikelet

caryopsis, lemma and palea caryopsis, lemma and palea

ligule ligule

leaf surface leaf surface

node node

field picture
flowering plants
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

Other field pictures

inflorescence ligule