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Published In: Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Royal Gardens, Kew 1907: 211. 1907. (Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Flower/Fruit: Fl & Fr. Per.: April-October.
Type: Type: Ethiopia, Schimper 1801 (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Punjab & N.W.F.P.); Mauritania, eastwards to Somalia and Tanzania; through Arabia to Iraq and northern India.
Map Location: B-6 Chitral dist.: Birmoghlasht, 7-8000, M.A. Siddiqi & A. Rahman Beg 26738 (K,RAW); C-5 S. Waziristan dist.: Barwand, 4000', J.F. Duthie 15721 (K); C-6 N. Waziristan dist.: Torkhan, 5-6000', J.F. Duthie s.n. (K). Kohat dist.: Kohat-Hangu, R. R. Stewart 28248 (K, RAW); near Kohat, A. Rahman Beg 25794 (K, RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi dist.: Topi Park, R.R. Stewart 15078, 17099 (RAW), 23357 (K); Rawalpindi, 1700', R.R. Stewart 13796 (KUH); Campbellpur dist.: Jhalar near Campbellpur, April 1935, E. Nasir s.n. (RAW); D-4 Quetta dist.: Urak, 6000', E. Nasir 28488 (K, RAW); D-5 Zhob dist.: Fort Sandeman, Harsukh 20666 (K,RAW); F-4 Dadu dist.: 10-15 Kms of Sehwan, K.H. Rechinger 28732 (K); G-4 Karachi dist.: Mango Pir, A. Rahman Beg 25655 (K, RAW); National Oil Refinery, Karachi, Sultanul Abedin 677 (KUH); Dadu dist.: about 22 miles from Thano Bula Khan on way to Karachi, M. Qaiser, Asad Raza & Abrar Hussain 537 (KUH); G-6 Tharparkar dist.: Nagar Parkar Hills, M. Qaiser, A. Ghafoor & Abrar Hussain 4049(K).

 

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Perennial; culms erect or ± geniculately ascending, 15-150 cm high. Leaf-blades flar (filiform in Arabia, Iraq and Iran), 10-50 cm long, 1-4 mm wide, dull green to reddish. narrowed at the base, attenuate to a filiform tip; basal sheaths persistent, thinly to densely pubescent, sometimes almost glabrous. False panicle 5-35 cm long, erect; spatheoles narrowly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 2-2.6 (-4.3) cm long. Racemes 15-40 mm long, lowermost pedicel swollen and barrel-shaped, free from the adjacent pedicel which is also sometimes swollen; internodes and pedicels densely ciliate along the margins, glabrous to minutely puberulous on the back. Sessile spikelet narrowly lanceolate, 4-7 mm long; lower glume flattish to deeply concave on the back; upper lemma deeply bifid, with an awn 10-20 mm long. Chromosome number. 2n=20.40.
 
 
 
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