Limnas Trin.
  • Fund. Agrost.: 116 (1820) 

Notes: Distribution: C. Asia to Russian Far East

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 15-33.33-60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open (1), or contracted (2). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform (2/2). FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2.7-3.566-4.5 mm long; falling entire. GLUMES Glumes reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate (1), or oblong (2); 1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate (1), or oblong (2); 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein eciliate (2), or ciliolate (1). Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute. FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure (1/1). Lemma surface smooth (1), or asperulous (2). Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; geniculate. Palea 0.75-0.775-0.8 length of lemma; 1-2 -veined (2/2); 1-keeled (2), or 2-keeled. FLOWER Lodicules 2 (2/2). Anthers 2. Ovary glabrous (2/2). FRUIT Embryo 0.2-0.225-0.25 length of caryopsis. DISTRIBUTION Temperate Asia.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate Middle Asia Kazakhstan
  • Russian Far East Khabarovsk
  • Siberia Buryatiya
  • Irkutsk
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Yakutskiya


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; Retrieved 2011 onwards
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