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Published In: The Flora of British India 7(22): 339. 1897[1896]. (early Dec 1896) (Fl. Brit. India) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Flower/Fruit: Fl. Fr. Per.: July-September.
Type: Type: Northwest India, Jacquemont (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Kashmir; Northwest India, Tibet and USSR.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A robust species of grassy slopes at high altitudes. 3500-5000m.
Map Location: Kashmir: Tsakzhun Ts.), Ladak, 15000', W. Koelz 2393(K, RAW); ascent to Lanak Pass, 13 September 1847, T. Thomson s.n. (K); Wanla to Kalatze on the Indus, 7 July 1848, T. Thomson s.n. (K).


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Tufted rhizomatous perennial; culms 17-65cm high, erect or geniculately ascending, clothed at the base with the remains of old leaf-sheaths, these becoming fibrous with age. Leaf-blades rolled or folded, sometimes flat, 6-20cm long, 4-5 mm wide, tapering to a very stout point, scabrid on the margins and upper surface; ligule lacerate, 2-4.5mm long. Panicle contracted, often spiciform, 5-12cm long; branches 2-4 at the lower nodes, erect, smooth. Spikelets 3-4-flowered, oblong-elliptic, 6-7mm long, greenish or flushed with pale pinkish-yellow or suffused with varying shades of purple; glumes unequal, lanceolate or elliptic, 3-nerved, the lower 2.8-4.5mm long, the upper broader, 3.5-5.5mm long, often lacerate or toothed on the margins above; lemmas oblong or elliptic in side-view, 4-5.25mm long, acute, silky hairy on the keel and marginal nerves, minutely asperulous all over the dorsal surface, without any wool at the base; palea shorter than the lemma, the keels with prickles below and teeth above; anthers 1.5-2.5mm long.
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