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Published In: Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Gardens, Kew 6: 211. 1907. (Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: March-May and again September-November.
Type: Type: Iran, Aucher 5465 (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Egypt, Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan and northern India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A wiry desert species growing in the most inhospitable habitats such as rocky slopes and rock fissures. A welcome fodder plant in these places.
Illustration: Chrysopogon aucheri (Boiss.) Stapf (Illustration)
Map Location: C-5 S. Waziristan dist.: Barwand, 4000, J. F. Duthie 15704 (K); C-7 Kashmir: Mirpur, Jan Mohd. 8065 (K); Campbellpur dist.: Lala Rukh Garden, Hasan Abdal, Sultanul Abedin 2746 (KUH); D-4 Zhob dist.: Hindu Bagh, Shula Kila, 5000', J.F. Duthie 19042 (K); Hindu Bagh, Zhob Valley, 15 May 1941, Mohindar Nath s.n. (RAW); Quetta dist.: Gadibar near Quetta, J.J. Norris 177 (K); Maslakh Range, 5000', Mohd Yahya 47 (K, RAW); D-5 Loralai Dist.: 20-25 Km W of Loralai, 15-1600 m, J. Lamond 1234 (K); Loralai, 1400 m, K. H. Rechinger 29419 (K); Zhob dist.: Fort Sandeman, Harsukh 20665 (K); E-4 Kalat dist.: Bolan Pass, R. R. Stewart 27967 (K, RAW); ibid., J. J. Norris 5 (K, RAW); F-2 Makran dist.: 5½ miles from Mund on Mund-Turbat Road, S. I. Ali, S, A. Faruqi & Sultanul Abedin 945 (KUH); F-3 Makran dist.: 10 miles from Awaran on way to Hoshab, A. Ghafoor & M. Qaiser 39 (KUH); G-2 Makran dist.: 30 Km SW of Turbat towards Pasni, K.H. Rechinger 27827 (K); 25 miles from Pasni on way to Turbat, Sultanul Abedin & Abrar Hussain 6485 (KUH); G-4 Dadu dist.: Thano Bula Khan J. J. Norris 153 (K); Karachi dist.: Mango Pir, A. Rahman Beg 25656 (K, RAW); ibid., S. M. H. Jafri 3691 (KUH); Karachi, Sultan Ahmad 28 (RAW); University Campus, Karachi, 10 September 1967,AbrarHussain s.n. (KUH).


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Tufted glaucous perennial often with silky villous basal sheaths; culms up to 60 cm high, erect or ascending, slender. Leaf-blades up to 25 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, acute to acuminate, puberulous and with tubercle-based cilia on the margins especially near the base. Panicle ovate, 5-10 cm long, with long filiform flexuous branches fulvously bearded at the tip. Sessile spikelet narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong; lower glume 5-8 mm long, laterally compressed to a rounded keel, shortly ciliate at the tip; upper glume ciliate at the tip, with an awn 1.5-10 mm long; upper lemma minutely bidentate, with a shortly pubescent awn 25-40 mm long. Pedicelled spikelets (4-) 7-10 mm long, the lower glume bearing an awn 4-7 mm long; pedicels fulvously villous, one-third to just less than half the length of the sessile spikelet.


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