Elytrigia intermedia (Host) Nevski (syn. Elymus hispidus (Opiz) Melderis subsp. hispidus)

Taxonomy: Fam. Poaceae// Genus: Elytrigia// Species: Elytrigia intermedia (Host) Nevski.

Determined according to the botanical key provided in Flora Europaea Vol. 5 (Tutin et al., 1980) as Elymus hispidus (Opiz) Melderis subsp. hispidus. The accepted name in The Euro+Med PlantBase (source: Valdés et al., 2009+) is Elytrigia intermedia (Host) Nevski.

Distribution: Native from Europe to Central Asia and Pakistan according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (accepted as Thinopyrum intermedium subsp. intermedium).

Habitat:  Open habitats – grasslands, pastures.

Lifeform: Perrenial; hemicryptophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Flowering period: Early summer: JUN.

Elytrigia intermedia – habit. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – habit. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – habit. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – habit. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – inflorescence. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – inflorescence. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – inflorescence. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – inflorescence. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – inflorescence. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – inflorescence. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – inflorescence. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – spikelets. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – stems with leaves. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – stem with leaves. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – stems with leaves. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – stem with leaves. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – stem with leaves. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – leaves. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – adaxial side of leaf lamina. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – abaxial side of leaf lamina. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – abaxial side of leaf lamina. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – abaxial side of leaf lamina. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – leaf sheath. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Elytrigia intermedia – leaf sheath. Osogovo, hilly region near village of Beli, 18.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Elytrigia intermedia. 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 https://europlusmed.org/cdm_dataportal/taxon/fedfc970-b168-4f23-bd77-62f50a55b63c [Accessed 25.06.2022].

Thinopyrum intermedium subsp. intermedium. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:77172814-1 [Accessed 25.06.2022].

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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