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Published In: Tentamen Florae Germanicae 1: 34. 1788. (Tent. Fl. Germ.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type: Europe (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); throughout Europe eastwards to eastern Asia; var. capensis Stapf in East and South Africa.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A plant of dryish habitats of little account as fodder. 1800-4000 m.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara dist.: Kagan Glen, 5500', E. W. Trotter 124 (K, RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Minimarg, Upper Kishenganga Valley, 9-10000', R. R. Stewart 22117 (K); above Rattu, Upper Astor Valley, 9500', R. R. & I. D. Stewart 18795 (RAW); Baltistan: Rupul nullah to Gurikot, Astor Valley, 8000', R. R. Stewart 21865 (K); Biafo Glacier, 3100 m, Hans Hartmann 86 (K); B-9 Baltistan: Shingo Valley near Gulteri, 11000', R. R. Stewart 22205 (K); C-8 Kashmir: Matayan, Ladak Road, 11000', R. R. Stewart 9983 (K); Lohar Gali, 11000', R. R. & I. D. Stewart 18479 (RAW).


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Tufted perennial with creeping rhizomes; culms 60-200 cm high, erect, rather stout, rough beneath the panicle. Leaf-blades up to 70 cm long, 3-14 (-20) mm wide, flat or weakly convolute, firm ± scaberulous; ligule 4-12 mm long, acute becoming lacerate. Panicle erect, narrowly lanceolate to oblong, 15-30 cm long, dense to very dense and spike-like, often tinged with purple. Spikelets 4.5-7 mm long, the rhachilla not or rarely shortly prolonged; glumes subequal, linear-lanceolate, scaberulous; lemma about half the length of the glumes, smooth, 2-toothed at the tip; awn 1-2.5 mm long, arising at or near the middle of the lemma, scarcely projecting beyond the glume tips; callus hairs 2-3 times the length of the floret.
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