Kyrgyzstan July 2008 Zabelia corymbosa quest

Voucher: KYRG 14 

Melica persica Kunth. subsp. persica

Region: Talas Oblast  Talas Rayon
Gazetteer: Chychkan Valley 
Coordinates: 42º09'49'' N, 72º54'25'' E  Alt: 2062m 

Grass to 50cm tall growing in clumps. Culm hairy and covered with ciliate spikelets.
Roadside along a cliff with Artemisia, Nonnea.

Identification Notes: Verified with Flora of the USSR. Vol.2, V. L. Komarov. Leaves, culm and sheath scabrous hairy. Spikelet pedicelllate and paniculate. Spikelet with several flowers. Glumes as long as the spikelet, lower one 2/3 as long as the upper one. Lemmas two-toothed at apex with many nerves and long ciliate all over. Terminal flower of the spikelet reduced and forming a club-shaped or roller-shaped glabrous appendage. 
Ancillary Collections: photos, seeds 

Borosova, R. 14                5 July 2008

morphological details

inflorescence inflorescence spikelet spikelet fertile floret fertile floret

sterile floret and lemmas sterile floret and lemmas

sterile floret sterile floret

section of the sterile floret section of the sterile floret

node node

ligule ligule

leaf surface leaf surface

seed pictures
caryopsis caryopsis caryopsis caryopsis  
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher