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Published In: Flore Française. Troisième Édition 3: 161. 1805. (Fl. Franç. (ed. 3)) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: June-July.
Type: Type: Habitat in Lapponia Alpibus (Sweden).
Distribution: Distribution: Most of Europe, C.& N.Asia, Himalayas, Pakistan, N.America. Intro¬duced elsewhere.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A grass-like plant of northern mountainous parts of our area, with little or no fodder value.
Illustration: Luzula spicata (L.) DC. (Illustration)
Map Location: A-7 Chitral, south Barum glacier, c. 4500 m, 3.7. 1950, P. Wendelbo s.n. (RAW); B-7 Hazara Dist., Gittidas, 21.8.1954, Metz 178 (RAW); Chapran, Kaghan, 26.7.1899. Inayat s.n. (RAW); B-8 Kashmir, Sonmarg, 9.8.1921, R.R.& I.D. Stewart 6553 (RAW); Burzil pass top, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 19089 (RAW); Satpura la, above Skardu, RR. Stewart 20225 (RAW); Deosai plains, 28.7.1940, R.R.Stewart 19928 (RAW); Burjila Deosai side, R.R. Stewart 20136 (RAW); B-9 Baltistan, Ghondokoro glacier, 19.7.1955 E.Nasir & Webster 6222 (RAW); Karakorum, Biafor glacier, 12.8.1962, Hartman 319 (RAW).


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Perennial, caespitose herb, (7-) 10-30 (-40) cm tall, shortly stoloniferous with rootstock clothed with persistent brownish sheaths. Radical leaves 2-8 cm long, 1.5-2 mm broad, ± recurved, subchannelled, sparsely hairy, acutely pointed; cauline leaves 2-4, shorter and narrower than the radical leaves. Cymes spicate, terminal compact, ovoid to ovoid-oblong, 8-15 (-20) mm long, usually nodding, brown, sometimes lobate below, stalked to subsessile. Flowers 2-2.5 (-3) mm long, crowded in glomerules, brown, perianth segments equal, lanceolate, acute to subobtuse with fine awn-like points, equalling or slightly exceeding the broadly ellipsoid capsules; seed c. 1 mm long, obovoid with a short appendage at the base.
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