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Published In: Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 101, 155, 156. 1812. (Ess. Agrostogr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: April-May.
Type: Type locality: Southern Europe, Orient.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Mediterranean region; South west and Central Asia; introduced elsewhere.
Illustration: Brachypodium distachyon (L.) P. Beauv. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-6 Peshawar dist.: Budha Ber near Peshawar, A. Rahman Beg 25792 (K); Dir dist.: Dir, 1895, G. Wingate s.n. (K); Khyber dist.: Khyber Pass, Mohindar Nath 15444 (RAW); B-7 Swat dist.: Mingora, 3000', S. Ali, 26068 (K); Lower Swat, 3-4060', R. R. Stewart 28029 bis (KUH); Fatehpur, E. Nasir & M. A. Siddiqi 3866-(RAW), C-6 Peshawar dist.: Cherat, J. Lamond 1576 (K); Kurram dist.: Tol-Parachinar Road, M. A. Siddiqi & Zaffar Ali 3855 (K, RAW); C-7 Kashmir: Kohala, 2000', R. R. Stewart & E. Nasir 23710 (K, RAW); Attock dist.: Campbell-.pur to Jhalar, 1500', R. R. Stewart & E. Nasir 23306 (RAW, non duplicates at K); Jhalar near Campbellpur. April 1935, E. Nasir s.n. (RAW); near Jhalar, 2 April 1949, R. R. Stewart s.n. (KUH).

 

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Tufted annual; culms up to 40 cm high, but usually much less, geniculately ascending, rarely erect, glabrous with the upper internodes smooth or scabrid or rarely pubescent throughout. Leaf-blades up to 12 cm long and 4 mm wide, flat, lanceolate-acuminate, rather stiff, glaucous; loosely pilose, scabrid-pectinate on the margins, sheaths loosely to densely pilose. Inflorescence with 1-3 spikelets crowded at the tip of the peduncle. Spikelets 2-3 cm long, slightly compressed, oblong-lanceolate, 10-16-flowered, glaucous; glumes unequal, hairy or glabrous, the lower lanceolate, acute, 5-6 mm long, 5-nerved, the upper lanceolate-oblong, acute, 7-8 mm long, 7-nerved; lemmas lanceolate-oblong, involute, 7.5-10 mm long, glabrous or with a few stiff bristles to pubescent, tipped by an awn up to 15 mm long; anthers 0.5-1 mm long.
 
 
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