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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 67. 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)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: June-September.
Type: Type locality: Europe.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); on mountains in Europe and the Mediterranean region through the Middle East to Central Asia and India; North America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Plants of Alpine Meadow-grass with proliferating spikelets are occasionally found. 2700-5500m.
Map Location: A-7 Chitral dist.: Shah Jinali Pass, N of Mastuj, 14500', J.D. A. Stainton 3044 (RAW); A-8 Gilgit Agency: Naltar, 13000', R. R. Stewart 26622 (K, RAW); B-6 Chitral dist.: Barum Gol, Zapotili, 3600m, 9 July 1950, P. Wendelbo s.n. (K); B-7 Kashmir: Muzaffarabad, 17 July 1899, J. F. Duthie s.n. (K); Chitral dist.: Madakhlasht, 12000', S. M. Toppin 549 (K); Hazara dist.: Kagan Valley, 8000', M. Inayat Khan 20349 (K, RAW); Swat dist.: Sho nala, 11000', A. Rahman Beg 214 (K, RAW); B-8 Kashmir: near Baltal, Sind Valley, 10-11000', J.F. Duthie 11618 (K, KUH); Kamri Pass, R. R. & I.D. Stewart 18656A (RAW); Baltistan: between Ste Ste and Gense, 4000m, Hans Hartmann 171(K, RAW); B-9 Kashmir: Marpo La above Dras, 15500', R. R. Stewart 22306 (K, RAW); upper Shingo Valley, Deosai Plains, 13000', R. R. Stewart 22239a (KUH); Baltistan: Karakorum, 16000', C.B. Clarke 30246 (K); Thalle La, R. R. Stewart 20649 (RAW), 20738 (KUH); C-8 Kashmir: Matayan, 11000', 31 July 1891, G. A. Gammie s.n. (K).


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Tufted perennial; culms 15-30(-40)cm high, erect or ascending, thickened at the base with the fibrous remains of old leaf-sheaths but these not forming a bulbous swelling. Leaf-blades flat, 4-12cm long, 2-5mm wide, abruptly contracted to a hooded tip, scaberulous on the margins; ligule often lacerate, 3-5mm long Panicle ovate to pyramidal, 3-7cm long, compact or ± spreading; branches mostly paired, scaberulous. Spikelets 4-6(-9)-flowered, broadly ovate, 4-7mm long, tinged with purple; glumes unequal, ovate to elliptic, the lower 2.5-4mm long, 1-3-nerved, the upper 3-4.5mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas oblong or narrowly elliptic in side-view, 3.5-5mm long, subacute, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, sparsely hairy on the surface between the nerves, usually with a little wool at the base; palea as long as the lemma, the keels ciliate below, scabrid above; anthers 1.5-2.5mm long.
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