Thinopyrum ponticum*

Thinopyrum ponticum* (Podp.)Z.W.Liu
& R.C.Wang.

Classification. (GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Pooideae.
Tribe Triticeae.

Basionym and/or
Replacement Name:
Host, Icon. Descr. Gram. Austriac. 2: 18, t. 23 (1802).

Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information
: Jugoslavia, Ssaule: Coll? (W holo).

Recent synonyms:
Lophopyrum elongatum (Host) Á.Löve, Agropyrum elongatum (Host)
P.Beauv., Elymus elongatus (Host) Runemark, Thinopyrum elongatum (Host)

Key references
(books and floras):
[2002] D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
(as T. elongatum), [2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst,
F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia (277 as T. elongatum),
[2008] S.W.L.Jacobs, R.D.B.Walley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South
(384), [2009] A.Wilson (ed.). Flora of Australia, Vol 44A. Poaceae
2 (103 as T. elongatum).

[2006] J.Jessop, G.R.M.Dashorst, F.M.James, Grasses of South Australia  (277, fig. 215), [2008] S.W.L.Jacobs,
R.D.B.Whalley & D.J.B.Wheeler, Grasses of New South Wales, 4th edn
(384), [2009]. A.Wilson (ed.), Flora of Australia 44A: Poaceae 2
(117, Fig.18 as T. elongatum).

Habit. Culms
erect, 96–120 cm tall. Leaf-sheath auricles present. Ligule an eciliate
membrane, 0.75 mm long, membranous or scarious, truncate. Leaf-blades involute,
245 cm long, 1.5–2 mm wide.

Inflorescence solid, a raceme. Racemes 1, 49–61 cm long, bearing 11–12 fertile
spikelets on each.

Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile florets (8–10),
comprising 8–10 fertile floret(s), 15–21 mm long.

Glumes. Lower
glume oblong, cartilaginous or coriaceous, 8 -nerved. Upper glume 8–10 -nerved.

Fertile lemma 10–10.5 mm long.

: Europe, or Australasia.

: South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria.

South Australia:
Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, South-eastern.
New South Wales: Northern Tablelands, Central Tablelands, Southern
Tablelands, North-Western Slopes, Central-Western Slopes, South-Western Slopes,
South-Western Plains. Victoria: Murray Mallee, Riverina, Midlands,
Volcanic Plain, Gippsland Plain.

Introduced for land stabilisation and revegetation of saline areas, McPhie
(1973) recommended cv. `Largo' for these purposes.

Introduced. Flowers

AVH 2011

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith