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Published In: Flora Iranica : Flora des Iranischen Hochlandes und der Umrahmenden Gebirge : Persien, Afghanistan, Teile von West-Pakistan, Nord-Iraq, (cont) 70: 76. 1970. (Fl. Iranica) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Type: Type: Pakistan, Aitchison 1256(K).
Distribution: Distribution: endemic to the Kurram Valley.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Despite Bor’s choice of epithet for this species, the only known specimens appear to have been collected from the Pakistan end of the Kurram Valley.
Map Location: C-6 Kurram dist.: Kurram Valley, Sikaram, 13000', I.E. T. Aitchison 1256(K).


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Tufted perennial; culms up to 30cm high, erect or slightly geniculate at the base, slender. Leaf-blades folded-setaceous, up to 8cm long, smooth on the lower (outer) surface, glaucous, with 7 extensive strands of sclerenchyma, 1 on the keel, 1 along each margin and 1 below each of the lateral nerves; ligule c. 0.8mm long. Panicle narrowly ovate, 6-7cm long, lax, the branches spreading, smooth below, scabrid above. Spikelets 4-5-flowered, c. 7mm long, the florets rather distant; lower glume 2-2.2mm long, 1-nerved; upper glume c. 3.5mm long, 3-nerved; lemma oblong-lanceolate in side-view,44.5 mm long, scaberulous towards the tip, with an awn-point up to 0.8mm long; palea-keels scabrid in the upper third, smooth below; anthers 1.5-1.75mm long; ovary glabrous.
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