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Published In: Flora Suecica (ed. 2) 39. 1755. (Fl. Suec. (ed. 2)) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: 2000-3700 m.
Type: Type locality: Europe.
Distribution: Distribution: Gilgit & Kashmir; Europe and temperate Asia; introduced into North America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-August.
Map Location: A-8 Gilgit Agency: Baltit, Hunza, 8000', June 1954, F. Schmid s.n. (RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Khillanmarg above Gulmarg, 10-11000', R. R. Stewart 10403 (K); Sharda, 6000', R. R. & I. D. Stewart 17765 (KUH).


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Tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms 30-110 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending, slender. Leaf-blades flat, 10-30 cm long, 4-13 mm wide, glabrous or loosely hairy above; sheaths glabrous along the margins. Spike slender, 5-20 cm long (excluding the awns), curved or nodding; rhachis joints scabrid or shortly hairy along the margins. Spikelets 2-6-flowered, 10-15(-20) mm long (excluding the awns); glumes equal or slightly unequal, lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 6-10 mm long, acuminate or narrowed into an awn up to 4 mm long; lemma lanceolate-oblong, 9-11(-13) mm long (excluding the awn), glabrous below, sometimes with minute scattered hairs towards the tip, narrowed into a straight or flexuous awn 7-20 mm long; palea as long as the body of the lemma, pointed or shortly 2-toothed at the tip; anthers 2-3 mm long.
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