Anisantha sterilis (L.) Nevski (syn. Bromus sterilis L.)

Taxonomy: Fam. Poaceae// Genus: Anisantha// Species: Anisantha sterilis (L.) Nevski

Determined according to the botanical key provided in Flora Europaea Vol. 5 (Tutin et al., 1980) as Bromus sterilis L., Sp. Pl. 77 (1753). The accepted name in The Euro+Med PlantBase (source: Valdés & Scholz; with contributions from Raab-Straube, & Parolly, 2009) is Anisantha sterilis (L.) Nevski, in Trudy Sredne-Aziatsk. Gosud. Univ., ser. 8b, Bot. 17: 20. 1934.

Distribution: Native to Europe, Mediterranean to Central Asia; Russia – Krasnoyarsk according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

Habitat: Among bushed and trees, disturbed ground.

Lifeform: Annual; therophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Flowering period: Spring (APR, MAY).

Anisantha sterilis – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – panicle. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – panicle. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – spikelets. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – lower part of stem with leaves. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – panicle. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – stem with leaves. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – glumes; scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – upper glume (up) and lower glume (down); scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – upper glume (up) and lower glume (down); scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – florets with ripe grain; scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – floret with ripe grain, visible are the lemma and awn; scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – floret with ripe grain, visible are the lemma and awn; scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – floret with ripe grain, visible are the lemma and awn; scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – grains; scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo Trajche Dimitrovski.
Anisantha sterilis – grains; scale in mm. Specimen from Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 03.10.2021. Photo Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Anisantha sterilis. Valdés, B. & Scholz, H.; with contributions from Raab-Straube, E. von & Parolly, G. (2009): Poaceae (pro parte majore). Euro+Med Plantbase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published on the Internet: http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameId=136480&PTRefFk=7100000 [Accessed 11.10.2021].

Bromus sterilis L. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:332081-2 [Accessed 11.10.2021].

Tutin, T.G., Heywood, V.H., Burges, N.A., Moore, D.M., Valentine, D.H., Walters, S.M. & Webb, D.A. (1980). Flora Europaea. Volume 5: Alismataceae to Orchidaceae (Monocotyledones). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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