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Published In: Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (quarto ed.) 1: 158. 1815[1816]. (May 1816) (Nov. Gen. Sp. (quarto ed.)) 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.: March–April.
Type: Type: Colombia, Kunth.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab & N. W. F. P.); South America; southern Europe eastwards to the Himalayas and Central Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Early Meadow–grass is an uncommon weedy species of gardens and farm-land, of no consequence as a fodder grass.
Illustration: Poa infirma Kunth (Illustration)
Map Location: B–7 Swat dist.: Mingora, 3000', S. I. Ali 26077 (K); C–7 Rawalpindi dist.: Rawalpindi, R. R. Stewart 10755 (K, RAW); C–8 Sialkot dist.: Sialkot, R. R. Stewart 27022 (K, RAW).

 

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Loosely tufted annual; culms 1-25cm high, erect, spreading or prostrate, very slender, compressed. Leaf-blades flat or folded, 0.5-8cm long, 1-2(-4) mm wide, flaccid, abruptly contracted to a blunt or subacute tip, scaberulous on the margins; ligule blunt, up to 3mm long. Panicle ovate-lanceolate, 0.5-10cm long, loose; branches paired or solitary, erecto-patent after anthesis, smooth. Spikelets with (2–)4–6 widely spaced florets, ovate or oblong, 2–4mm long, green; glumes unequal, the lower ovate, 1–1.5mm long, 1–nerved, the upper elliptic or oblong, 1.3-2.5mm long, 1–3–nerved; lemmas oblong in side–view, 2–2.5mm long, blunt, densely hairy on the keel and nerves, without wool at the base; palea as long as the lemma, densely hairy all along the keels; anthers 0.2-0.5mm long, scarcely longer than wide.
 
 
 
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