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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 68. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView 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.: throughout most of the year, especially March-September.
Type: Type locality: Europe.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); cosmopolitan, but avoiding deserts and hot climates.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Annual Meadow-grass is a very common weedy species found in a variety of habitats. 1400-4300m.
Map Location: B–6 Dir dist.: Lowari Pass to Dir, 6 August 1954, M.A. Siddiqi & A. Rahman Beg s.n. (K); B–7 Hazara dist.: Sidandi Hill, Thandiani, 8000', R.R. Stewart 27798 (K, RAW); between Kagan and Naran, S.A. Faruqi & M. Qaiser 3335 (KUH); Swat dist.: Kartela near Mingora, S.I. Ali & S. A. Faruqi 1611(KUH); B-8 Kashmir: Shish Nag, 13000', F. W. Trotter 150(K); B-9 Kashmir: Leh, Schlagintweit 989 (K); Baltistan: Nubra Valley, 4 August 1848, T. Thomson s.n. (K); C-6 Kurram dist.: Parachinar, 6000', April 1957,R.R. Stewart s.n.(K); N. Waziristan dist.: Darpa Khel, Miram Shah, M. Qaiser & Sultanul Abedin 6168 (KUH); C-7 Hazara dist.: Miranjani, 8-9000', R. R. Stewart 28891 (RAW); Rawalpindi dist.: Gharial Road Murree Hills, 7000', A. Rahrnan Beg 24873 (K); Topi Park, 1700', R.R. Stewart 17273 d (RAW); Murree, Sultanul Abedin 2849 (KUH); C-8 Kashmir: Serimang, 6000', A. Rashid Khan, E. Nasir & R.R. Stewart 25609 (K, RAW); D-4 Quetta dist.: Ved Parkash 16395 (RAW); 5500', 26 December 1968, M. Qaiser s.n. (KUH); Sibi dist.: Ziarat, 8000', R. R. Stewart 27937 (K, RAW); D-5 Loralai dist.: Loralai, 4700', Aslam 6 (K, RAW); D-7 Lyallpur dist.: Agricultural College, Lyallpur, J.J. Norris 174 (K, RAW); D-8 Lahore dist.: Bagh-i-Jinnah, Sultanul Abedin 2305 (KUH); Lahore, March 1843, T. Thomson s.n. (K).


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Tufted annual or short-lived perennial; culms 5-30cm high, erect, spreading or prostrate, sometimes with a creeping base rooting from the nodes, slightly compressed. Leaf-blades flat or folded, 1-14cm long, 1–2(–5)mm wide, flaccid, abruptly tapered to a pointed or bluntly hooded tip, often transversely wrinkled, scaberulous on the margins; ligule blunt, 2–5mm long. Panicle ovate or pyramidal, (1–)3–8(–12)cm long, loose or rather dense; branches paired, spreading or de-flexed after anthesis, smooth. Spikelets with 3–5(-10) closely spaced florets, ovate or oblong, 3–10mm long, pale or bright green, reddish or purplish; glume unequal, the lower lanceolate to ovate, 1.5–3mm long, 1–nerved, the upper elliptic or oblong, 2–4mm long, 3–nerved; lemmas semi-elliptic or oblong in side-view, 2.5–4mm long, blunt, glabrous or sparsely to densely ciliate on the keel and nerves, without any wool at the base; palea nearly as long as the lemma, ciliate all along the keels; anthers 0.6–0.8(–1)mm long.


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