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Published In: Spicilegium Florae Lipsicae 57. 1771. (Jul-Oct 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.: May-July.
Type: Type locality: East Germany.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan); Europe, temperate Asia and North Africa; introduced in North America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: 2300-2700m.
Illustration: Festuca arundinacea Schreb. (Illustration)
Map Location: D-4 Quetta dist.: near Fish Hatchery, Quetta, J. J. Norris 43 (K,RAW); E-4 Kalat dist.: Haroi Range near Kalat, 7-8000', R. R. Stewart 791(K).


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Tufted or densely tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms 45-200cm high, usually erect, stout to robust. Leaf-blades flat, prominently ribbed above, up to 60cm long, 3-12 mm wide, scabrid except sometimes below; ligule up to 2mm long, with prominent falcate auricles ciliate (though often sparsely so) on the edge. Panicle lanceolate to ovate, 10-50 cm long, erect or nodding, loose and open or ± contracted, the branches scabrid. Spikelets 4-5-flowered, 10-18 mm long (excluding the awns); lower glume 3-6 mm long, 1-nerved; upper glume 4.5-7mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas lanceolate in side-view, 6-9mm long, minutely scaberulous, awnless or with an awn 1-3(-4)mm long; palea scabrid along the keels: anthers 3-4mm long; ovary glabrous.
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