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Published In: De Graminibus Paniceis 62. 1826. (Gram. Panic.) 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)
Type: Type: Nepal, Wallich(?) in Lindley (LE, ?K).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); tropical and South Africa; Madagascar; India to China and Australia.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara dist.: Siran Valley, J.F. Duthie 20301 (K); Mansehra, 4200', 11 April 1959, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Kashmir: Jhelum Valley, 2-3000', H.C. Levinge 27447(K); C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: Panjar, 2000', 10 October 1959, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Murree, 4000', E.W. Trotter 8 (RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Nawal Nadi, 11 September 1953, A. Rashid Khan s.n. (RAW); D-7 Sahiwal dist.: Chakar, 31 August 1955, Sultan Ahmad s.n. (K).


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Tufted perennial with scaly rhizomes; culms 60-180 cm high, erect. Leaf-blades linear or convolute, 8-30 cm long, 3-10 mm wide, stiff, scaberulous, glabrous or hirsute. Panicle oblong, open or contracted, 10-40 cm long, the branches subsecund and densely spiculate. Spikelets lanceolate, 4-6 mm long, glabrous; lower glume ovate 3-5 mm long, acutely or setaceously acuminate; upper glume narrowly ovate, acuminate with an obtuse tip; lower lemma 34 mm long, obtuse; upper lemma ovate, 2-2.5 mm long, emarginate with a geniculate awn 4-6 mm long; callus bearded with hairs 0.5-1 mm long; palea with door-like flaps.
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