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Published In: Mémoires Presentes a l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg par Divers Savans et lus dans ses Assemblées 2: 527. 1835. (Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July
Type: Type: Altai, Bunge (LE).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); Siberia, Mongolia and Central Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: 3300-5500 m.
Map Location: A-8 Gilgit Agency: Naltar Lakes, 12000', R. R. Stewart 26707(K); B-7 Hazara dist.: Upper Kagan, Sh. Ali 226(K,RAW); B-8 Baltistan: Cho Blak, Karakorum, 4180m, Hans Hartmann 172(K); Burji La, above Skardu, 15000', R. R. Stewart 20112 in part (KUH); B-9 Kashmir: Ladak, Leh, Schlagintweit 1029(K); Khardong Pass, Ladak, 16000', July 1912, R.R. & I.D. Stewart s.n. (RAW); Baltistan: near tongue of Ghondokoro Glacier, 11000', G.L. Webster & E. Nasir 6263 (K,RAW).

 

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Tufted perennial without rhizomes; culms (10-) 25-50cm high, erect. Leaf-blades folded or setaceous-involute, 1.5-10cm long, 1-3mm wide, scabrid on the margins; ligule blunt, 1.5-2.5mm long. Panicle oblong, 2.5-9 cm long, contracted; branches solitary or paired, short, ascending, scabrid. Spikelets 2-4-flowered, ovate-elliptic, becoming somewhat wedge-shaped, 4-5.5mm long, often tinged with purple; glumes unequal, 3-nerved, ovate, the lower 2.3-3.3 mm long, the upper broader, (2.5-)3-3.5 mm long; lemmas oblong in side-view, (2-)2.3-3(-3.2)mm long, acute or subacute, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, without any wool at the base; palea almost as long as to slightly longer than the lemma, scabrid along the keels; anthers 1-1.8 mm long.
 
 
 
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