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Published In: Spicilegium Florae Lipsicae 47. 1771. (Spic. Fl. Lips.) 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. & Fr. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type locality: Germany.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); throughout Europe and temperate Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Brown Bent is a drought-resistant grass which spreads by means of its rhizomes to form a fine, compact turf. It is often confused with Agrostis canina from which it is distinguished by the presence of rhizomes and the absence of stolons. 2300-4300 m.
Map Location: A-7 Gilgit Agency: Jutial nullah, R. R. Stewart 26614 (K); A-8 Gilgit Agency: Naltar Valley, 12000', R. R. Stewart 26616 (K, RAW); B-7 Hazara dist.: Kan¬koli, Kagan, 27 July 1899, M. Inayat Khan s.n. (K, KUH); Nila, Kagan, 22 July 1899, M. Inayat Khan s.n. (K, RAW); Swat dist.: beyond Ushu, 10000', R. R. Stewart & A. Rahman Beg 25344 (K, RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Minimarg, 9-10000', R. R. Stewart 19202 (KUH); Pahigam, 7000', R.R. Stewart 9200 (K); below Rama, 9000', E. Nasir & G. L. Webster 6493 (RAW); Baltistan: Chatpani nullah, 12-13000', J. F. Duthie 13876 (K); between Skardu and Satpura Lake, A. Ghafoor & Z. L. Butt 543 (KUH); Satpura Lake, 10000', E. Nasir & G. L. Webster 5826 (RAW); Gilgit Agency: Nushkin forest, Astor Valley, 9-10000', J. F. Duthie 12661 (K); B-9 Baltistan: Shingo Valley, 10-11000', J. F. Duthie 11920 (K); C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: Murree, 7500', E. W. Trotter 57 (K); C-8 Kashmir: Mata¬yan, 10000', 1 August 1891, G. A. Gammie s.n. (K).


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Tufted perennial with creeping rhizomes; culms 10-60 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending, smooth. Leaf-blades flat or convolute, 2-15 cm long, 1-3 mm wide, rough on both surfaces or smooth beneath; ligule 1-5 mm long, acute or obtuse. Panicle lanceolate to narrowly ovate or oblong, 2-20 cm long, usually ± contracted and rather dense before and after anthesis, green purplish or brown; inflated tip of pedicel smooth or almost so. Spikelets 2-3.3 mm long, breaking up at maturity above the persistent glumes; glumes acute, awnless, rough on the keel (or the upper almost smooth); lemma 1.5-2.5 mm long, very blunt, awnless or with a fine bent awn 2-4.5 mm long arising from slightly below the middle; palea minute; anthers 1-1.5 mm long.
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