Zingeria P.A.Smirn.
  • Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol., n.s., 51(2): 67 (1946) 

General Description

HABIT Annual. Culms erect; slender (1/1); 4-19.5-41 cm long. Lateral branches lacking (1/1). Ligule an eciliate membrane. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Primary panicle branches not whorled (4), or whorled at most nodes (1). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform (3), or cuneate (2). FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.3-1.9-2.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. GLUMES Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet (2), or reaching apex of florets (4), or exceeding apex of florets (1). Lower glume lanceolate (2), or elliptic (1), or ovate (2); 0.8-0.96-1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse (1), or acute. Upper glume lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1), or oblong (1), or ovate (3); 0.8-1.01-1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with undifferentiated margins (4), or hyaline margins (1); without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse (1), or acute; muticous (4), or mucronate (1). FLORETS Fertile lemma elliptic (4), or oblong (1), or ovate (1); membranous (3), or chartaceous (4); without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (4); with clavate hairs (4/4). Lemma apex entire (4), or erose (1); obtuse. Palea 0.9-0.95-1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (4). FLOWER Anthers 3. FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid (1/4), or oblong (2/4), or ovoid (2/4); dorsally compressed (3/3); pitted (1/1). Embryo 0.2 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic. DISTRIBUTION Europe (2), or Temperate Asia.


  • 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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GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. http://www.kew.org/data/grasses-db.html. [accessed 24 January 2012; 14:30 GMT]
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