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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 55. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: May-July.
Type: Type: Sweden (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab & Kashmir); North temperate regions, now intro¬duced to most parts of the world.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Reed Canary Grass is found growing on stream banks and in marshes. It is said by Hubbard to be a good grazing or hay grass when young. Probably native in Pakistan and Kashmir.
Map Location: B-8 Kashmir: Srinagar, 5300', 11 July 1891, G. A. Gammie s.n. (K); Sind River marshes, near Srinagar, 5000', J. R. Drummond 4363 (K); Kargeh Valley, W of Dras, 10-1100', J. F. Duthie 13933 (K); C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: Murree, 7500', E. W. Trotter 63 (RAW), 63G (K).


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Perennial from scaly creeping rhizomes. Culms 50-150 cm tall. Leaf-blades up to 20 cm long and 15 mm wide. Panicle 7-40 cm long, dense, lobed or interrupted, with short branches up to 5 cm long, these spreading at anthesis but otherwise contracted about the main axis. Glumes 3.5-7.5 mm long, acute, wingless or with a very narrow and inconspicuous wing on the keel; sterile florets 2, subulate, 1.2-2.3 mm long, villous; fertile floret lanceolate, 2.7-4.5 mm long, dull yellow to grey-brown, sparsely pubescent.
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