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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 69. 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.: June-August.
Type: Type locality: Europe.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); widespread in Europe and temperate Asia; North America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Wood Meadow-grass is a common species in the Himalayas and is quite tolerant of shade, 1300-4000m.
Map Location: A-8 Gilgit Agency: Naltar Lakes, 12000', R.R. Stewart 26625(RAW), 26626 (K,RAW), 26705(K); B-6 Chitral dist.: Ziarat to Lowari Top, M.A.Siddiqi & A. Rahrnan Beg 26754(RAW); Bombrait Valley, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 6680 (KUH); Dir dist: Guger, M.A. Siddiqi 25641(K); 1 mile from Dir on way to Lowari Top, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 6497(KUH); B-7 Kashmir; Keran, 5-6000', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 17523A(KUH), 17539(RAW); Hazara dist.: Naran, Sh. Ali 229 (K, RAW); 2 miles from Naran on way to Saifullah Lake, S.A.Faruqi & M. Qaiser 3305(KUH); Swat dist.: Kalam, R. R. Stewart 24679(K,RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Pahlgam, 8000', R. R. Stewart 21497a (K,KUH); Kamri Valley near Kalapani, 10-11000', J.F. Duthie 12526 (K,RAW); B-9 Baltistan: Mango, 3730m, Hans Hartmann 188(K); C-7 Hazara dist.: Changla Gali, 8-9000', M.A. Siddiqi 27572 (K,RAW); Rawalpindi dist.: Murree, 7500', E. W. Trotter 64(K); C-8 Poonch, beyond Aliabad, 9000', R. R. Stewart & E. Nasir 23880(RAW); C-9 Kashmir: Fras Nag, 9000', R. R. Stewart 23152a(K).


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Loosely tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms (15-)30-70(90)cm high, erect or spreading. Leaf-blades flat, 5-12cm long, 1-3mm wide, flaccid, finely to abruptly pointed, smooth on the margins, smooth or faintly scaberulous on the surfaces; ligule truncate, up to 1mm long. Panicle narrowly ovate, 5-10 (-20) cm long, lax, nodding; branches 2-5 at the lower nodes, ascending or spreading, capillary, flexuous, scaberulous. Spikelets 2-5-flowered, lanceolate to ovate or oblong, 3-6 mm long, green; glumes subequal, 3-nerved, the lower lanceolate, ± subulate in side-view, 2-3mm long, the upper broader, 2.5-3.5mm long; lemmas oblong to lanceolate-oblong in side-view, 2.6-3.6 mm long, blunt, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, woolly at the base; palea about as long as the lemma, minutely scabrid along the keels; anthers 1.3-2 mm long.
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