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Published In: Himalayan Districts of the North-western Provinces of India 10: 392. 1882. (Himalayan Districts N.W. Prov. India) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: August-October.
Type: Type: Northwest India, Royle 236(LIV).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Northwest and Central Himalayas to Yunan.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara dist.: Nathia, August 1907, H. Deane s.n.(K); about 18 miles from Balakot on way to Naran, S. A. Faruqi & M. Qaiser 3250(K); B-8 Kashmir: Pahlgam, Lidder Valley, 7200', R. R. Stewart 21768(K); Raikot, 5000', R. R. Stewart & E. Nasir 23809 (KUH); C-7 Hazara dist.: Dunga Gali, Murree Hills, R. R. Stewart 3360(K); Rawalpindi dist.: Barian, Murree Hills, 7000, R. R. & I.D. Stewart 4044(RAW); Ghora Gali, Murree, 6500', R. R. Stewart 12408(RAW); Potha, Kohala Road, Murree Hills, 4400', R. R. Stewart 23284(K); C-8 Kashmir: Bani¬chat Pass, 7000, R. R. Stewart 10671(K); Sirari, Poonch, 3 October 1952, A. Rashid Khan s.n. (RAW).


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Perennial; culms erect, up to 90 cm high. Leaf blades narrowly linear to filiform, flat or folded, up to 50 cm long and 3 mm wide, pale to dark green; basal sheaths glabrous to minutely puberulous. False panicle simple, interrupted, 15-30 cm long; spatheoles narrowly elliptic, greyish-green, 2.5-3.5 (exceptionally up to 7) cm long. Racemes 25-35 mm long, lowermost pedicel not swollen; internodes and pedicels densely ciliate along the margins, glabrous or minutely puberulous on the back. Sessile spikelet narrowly lanceolate, 6-7.5(-8.5) mm long; lower glume shallowly concave in the lower part, flattish above and often trans¬versely wrinkled, narrowly winged on the keels, 2-toothed at the tip; upper lemma deeply bifid, with an awn 15-20 mm long. Chromosome number, 2n=20.
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