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Published In: Flora Taurico-Caucasica 1: 62. 1808. (Fl. Taur.-Caucas.) 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.: July-August.
Type: Type locality: “Tauria”.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Very similar to Poa nemoralis, differing largely by the longer ligule. 1300-4700m.
Map Location: A-8 Gilgit Agency: Naltar, 9-10000', R.R. Stewart 26708(K, RAW); B-6 Chitral dist.: Drosh, M.A. Siddiqi 25471(K, RAW); B-7 Kashmir: Jhelum Valley, near Pirni, 5-6000', J.F. Duthie 10873(K); Hazara dist.: Saifulmaluk, Sh. Ali 227(K, RAW); Swat dirt.: near Kaluli, 6000', R. R. Stewart 24537 (K, RAW); B-8 Kashmir: near Zoji La, 12000', J.F. Duthie 13679(K); Godai to Gurais, 8500', R. R. & I.D. Stewart 4629(RAW); Gilgit Agency: Kargah Valley, 8200', S. A. Bowes Lyon 8021(K); B-9 Baltistan: Hushe Valley, c. 1 mile S of Shahircho, 11500', C.L. Webster & E. Nasir 6066(K,RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Aliabad, 11000', C.B. Clarke Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); from southern Ukraine and the Caucasus mountains eastwards to Northwest India.


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Tufted perennial; culms 25-40cm high, erect. Leaf-blades flat or rarely convolute, 3-15cm long, 1-2 mm wide, flaccid, tapering to a sharp point, scabrid on the margins and sometimes also on the surfaces; ligule truncate, 1.5-3 mm long, Panicle narrow, few-spiculate, 7-15cm long; branches 2-3 at the nodes, ascending, flexuous, very scabrid. Spikelets (2-)3-4(-5)-flowered, broadly wedge-shaped, 4-6mm long, greenish or pallid and tinged with yellow or brown; glumes subequal, 3-nerved, elliptic to lanceolate, 3-4 mm long; lemmas oblong in side-view, 2.5-4(-5)mm long, obtuse, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, without or with scant wool at the base; palea slightly shorter than the lemma, finely pecti¬nate along the keels; anthers 1.5-2.5mm long.
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