Gaudinia fragilis 
  • (L.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 95 (1812)


This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Stems 15-120 cm, usually several, erect or ascending, glabrous, smooth, shiny. Leaves and sheaths more or less villous; ligule very short, truncate. Inflorescence up to 35 cm. Spikelets 10-18 mm. Glumes shorter than the spikelets, glabrous and scabrid on the veins or sometimes villous, the lower 3-6 mm, lanceolate, acute, the upper (7-)8-10(-12) mm, oblong, obtuse. Lemma c. 7 mm, lanceolate, glabrous or sometimes villous, with a geniculate awn c. 10 mm. Anthers 4- 5 mm. Grain 2.5 × 0.5 mm.

Habitat

Grassy, usually damp habitats.

Distribution

S. Europe; a frequent casual in N.W. & E. Europe and occasionally persisting. Al Bl Bu Co Cr Ga He Hs It Ju Lu Rs (K) Sa Si Tu [*Az Br Hb].

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
  • Introduced distribution
Found in
  • Africa Northern Africa Algeria
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate Western Asia East Aegean Is.
  • Lebanon-Syria
  • Palestine
  • Turkey
  • Europe Eastern Europe Krym
  • Middle Europe Switzerland
  • Southeastern Europe Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Italy
  • Kriti
  • Sicilia
  • Turkey-in-Europe
  • Yugoslavia
  • Southwestern Europe Baleares
  • Corse
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Sardegna
  • Spain
Introduced into
  • Africa Macaronesia Azores
  • Canary Is.
  • Madeira
  • Antarctic Subantarctic Islands Kerguelen
  • Australasia Australia Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Europe Middle Europe Czechoslovakia
  • Northern Europe Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • Northern America Southwestern U.S.A. California
  • Southern America Southern South America Argentina Northeast
  • Uruguay

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  • 8 Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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  • 14Tutin, T.G. Gaudinia Beauv. Flora Europaea 5, 217 (1980).

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WCS higher taxonomy
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