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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 59. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of about 10 species in temperate regions; 4 species occur in Pakistan.

 

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Annuals or perennials. Leaf-blades flat. Panicle spike-like, ovoid or cylindrical, the branches sometimes adnate to the axis. Spikelets firmly laterally compressed, breaking up above the persistent glumes; rhachilla produced or not. Glumes subequal, the margins overlapping but not connate, 3-nerved, shortly awned; lemma membranous, truncate or obtuse, 1-7-nerved, awnless, the margins not connate; palea as long as the lemma or almost so.
 

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1 Perennials, with non-flowering shoots at anthesis (2)
+ Annuals, without non-flowering shoots at anthesis (3)
2 (1) Panicle not more than 4 times as long as broad, very rarely longer; awns up to 4 mm long, almost as long as the glumes Phleum alpinum
+ Panicle over 4 times as long as broad; awns 0.2-2 mm long, not much more than one-third the length of the glumes Phleum pratense
3 (1) Glumes lanceolate, finely acuminate, hardly awned; keels stiffly ciliate Phleum himalaicum
+ Glumes cuneately obovate-truncate, cuspidate; keels scabrid Phleum paniculatum
 
 
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