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Published In: Reinwardtia 9(3): 307. 1977. (Reinwardtia) 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.: subsp. jwarancusa. March-May and again in September; subsp, olivieri, April-September.
Type: Type: Iraq, Aucher 2955 (K)
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Gilgit): westwards to Iraq and Socotra; also in Nepal and Northwest India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Lemon scented grass is found in dry grassland.

Although these two taxa are sympatric over much of Pakistan and are morphologically extremely alike, their marked geographical and ecological differences over their whole range are sufficient to warrant separation at subspecific level. The basal parts are essential for accurate determination so many herbarium specimens which. lack them must remain of doubtful affinity.

Map Location: A-8 Gilgit Agency: Baltit, 2600 m, F. Schmid 1921 (K, RAW); above Nomal, 7500', R.R. Stewart 26645 (K, RAW); C-6 Kohat dist.: Thal, Sadiq Masih 13(K, KUH); Kurran dist.: Parachinar, Harsukh 14800 (K); C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: Rawal¬pindi, 2000', R. R. Stewart 10155 (K); D-4 Quetta dist.: near Quetta, J. J. Norris 176 (K); Pishin, J. J. Norris 7 (RAW); Sibi dist.: Ziarat, 8000', R. R. Stewart 562 (K); D-4/5 Sibi dist.: Harnai, Mohindar Nath 2435 (KUH); D-5 Loralai dist.: Gumbaz, K. H. Rechinger 29629 (K); Gadebar, Aslam 1 (RAW); D-6 D.G. Khan dist.: 28 miles from D. G. Khan on way to Fort Munro, Sultanul Ahedin & Abrar Hussain 9657 (KUH); E-6 Bahawalpur dist.: Rhori, 15-20 miles from Bahawalpur, S. A. Faruqi 196 (K); F-2 Makran dist.: W of Awaran towards Hoshab, K. H. Rechinger 27691 (K); ibid., J. Lamond 346 (K); F-4 Kalat dist.: 10 Km S of Khuzdar, K. H. Rechinger 27391 (K); Dadu dist.: Karachi-Dadu. c.l0-15 Km S of Sehwan, J. Lamond 843 (K); Karachi dist.: Bela, between Hab river; and Uthal, J. Lomond 269 (K); F-5 Dadu dist.: Amri, 5 May 1959, S. I. Ali s.n. (KUH): G-2 Makran dist.: about 18 miles from Pasni on way to Turbat, M. Qaiser, Asad Raza & Abrar Hussain 974 (K): G-4 Dadu dirt.: 14 miles E of Thano Bula Khan. J. J. Norris 154 (K).


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Culms seldom exceeding 50 cm in height; basal sheaths hardly coiled; ligule (1-)2-4 mm long.
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