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47. Bromus intermedius Gussone, Fl. Sicul. Prodr. 1: 114. 1827.

中间雀麦 zhong jian que mai

Bromus hordeaceus Linnaeus var. intermedius (Gussone) Shear; B. lanceolatus Roth subsp. intermedius (Gussone) Lloret; Serrafalcus hughii Todaro.

Annual. Culms erect or obliquely ascending, 20–60 cm tall, glabrous. Leaf sheaths pubescent; leaf blades 5–10 cm × 2–4 mm, flat, scattered pubescent. Panicle lax, 5–10 cm, erect or nodding; branches 1 or 2(–5) per node, slender, recurved, glabrous, each bearing 1–3 spikelets; pedicels about as long as or longer than spikelet. Spikelets lanceolate, 10–15(–25) mm, with curved pubescence; rachilla internodes short, not exposed; glumes unequal, lower glume 4–5 mm, upper glume 6–8 mm; lemmas oblong-lanceolate, 7–9 mm, pubescent, margins narrowly membranous, apex deeply 2-toothed, teeth 2–3 mm; awn 5–9 mm, base slightly flattened and twisted, spreading or recurved; palea shorter than lemma. Anthers ca. 1 mm. Fl. and fr. Apr–Jul. 2n = 14.

Moist places in fields, deciduous forests; 1200–1800 m. Xinjiang [N Africa, SW Asia, S Europe].

The presence of this species in China has not been confirmed.


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