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Published In: Diagnoses Plantarum Orientalium Novarum, ser. 1 13: 66. 1854. (Diagn. Pl. Orient., ser. 1,) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Type: Type: Iran, Kotschy 278 (G, BM, K etc.)
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan & Punjab), throughout the Middle East from Turkey to Afghanistan and southern USSR; introduced in North America.
Illustration: Lolium persicum Boiss. & Hohen. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: Kuldana, Murree Hills, 7000', R. R. Stewart 10201 (K); D-4 Quetta dist.: Bostan, 6000', 7 May, 1893, A. V. Monro s.n. (K).


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Tufted annual; culms 15-60 cm high, erect or spreading, rather stout. Leaf-blades 4-20 cm long, 1.5-7 mm wide, flat, with or without auricles up to 2 mm long at the base. Spike straight, (3-)5-12(-21) cm long, slender to rather stiff and somewhat thickened, the spikelets ± their own length apart. Spikelets 10-22(-27) mm long (excluding the awns), 4-11-flowered; upper glume (5)7.5-23 mm long, two-thirds to as long as the spikelet, 5-7-nerved, obtuse or acute, lemmas lanceolate, 8-12 mm long, smooth, acute or attenuate, sometimes obtuse, not turgid at maturity, always awned with an awn up to 18 mm long.
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