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Published In: Novosti Sistematiki Vysshchikh Rastenii 11: 31. 1974. (Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast.) Name publication detail
 
 

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Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type: Turkey, Radde.
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (Baluchistan, N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); Middle East from Turkey to Turkmenistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Very similar to Poa sterilis, but has a short, thick rhizome and the uppermost node is near the base of the cam. It is also rather similar to Poa attenuata, but has longer spikelets and lemmas. 3000-5000 m.
Map Location: A-7 Gilgit Agency: Ishkoman Pass, 13-14000', August 1954, F. Schmid s.n. (K); B-6 Chitral dist.: Chitral, S.M. Toppin 576(K); B-7 Kashmir: Bangas, Muzaffarabad, J.F. Duthie 22700(K); Hazara dist.: Babusar Pass, Kagan, 13-14000', Dr. Metz 230 (K, RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Pahlgam, 13400', C.B. Clarke 31068(K); Baltistan Satpura nullah, 11-12000', J. F. Duthie 12030(K); Burji La above Skardu, 15000', R. R. Stewart 20159 (RAW); B-9 Baltistan: Hushe River, c. 3 miles. S of Hushe, 9000', G.L. Webster & E. Nasir 5944 (K, RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Pir Panjal, 11500', 20 August 1891, G. A. Gammie s.n.(K); D-4 Quetta dist.: Thandwan, J. J. Norris 35 (RAW); Sibi dist.: Bastegi, Ziarat, A.H.Khan B26(RAW).

 

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Densely tufted green or sometimes glaucous perennial with short thick rhizome; culms (15-) 25-50cm high, erect. Leaf-blades flat when young, often becoming convolute and ± filiform, 4-10 cm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, scabrid on the margins; ligule lacerate, 1.5-2.5mm long. Panicle narrow, 4-9 cm long, dense to ± loose; branches usually paired, ascending, flexuous, scabrid. Spikelets 3-4-flowered, broadly wedge-shaped, 4-6.5mm long, tinged with purple; glumes unequal, 3-nerved, the lower oblong to elliptic, 3-3.8mm long, the upper broader, 3.2-4.5 mm long; lemmas oblong or elliptic in side-view, (2.8-)3-4.5 mm long, obtuse or subacute, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, with very sparse wool at the base; plea shorter than the lemma, scabrid along the keels; anthers 1.5-2mm long.
 
 
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