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Published In: Flora Orientalis 5: 602. 1884. (Fl. Orient.) Name publication detailView 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.: April-July.
Type: Type: Afghanistan, Aitchison 405, 497(K).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P.); Iran and Afghanistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: 2700-3800.
Map Location: Chitral dist.: Broz, 9000', S.A.Harriss 16819(K); C-5 Waziristan dirt.: Pir Ghal, 8000-11500', Harsukh 15604(K,RAW); C-6 Kurram dist.: Kurram Valley, Malana Tangi, Harsukh 14922(K).


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Greyish tufted perennial; culms 25-40 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending, sometimes rooting from the lower nodes, Leaf-blades flat, 4-10cm long, 2-4 mm wide, ± flaccid, abruptly tapering to a short stiff point, scabrid on the margins and both surfaces; ligule lacerate, up to 1 mm long. Panicle lanceolate to ovate, 7-10cm long, contracted at first, then spreading; branches paired, ascending at first, spreading almost at right angles after anthesis, smooth. Spikelets 4-5-flowered, ovate-elliptic, 4.5-5.5mm long, green or pallid; glumes unequal, the lower narrowly lanceolate, subulate in side view, 2.5-3 mm long, 1-nerved, the upper broader, 3-3.5 mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas oblong in side-view, 3-3.75 mm long, obtuse, glabrous or shortly ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, the hairs crispate, with very scant wool at the base; palea shorter than the lemma, scabrid along the keels; anthers 1.8-2.5 mm long.
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