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Published In: Kew Bulletin 1948: 139. 1948. (Kew Bull.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July.
Type: Type: Kashmir, Koelz 2385(K).
Distribution: Distribution: Kashmir, endemic.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Collected only three times, all by Walter Koelz in Kashmir, from between 5000 and 5700m.
Map Location: Kashmir: Tsakzhun Tso, Ladak, 15000', W. Koelz 2389(K), 2385(K); Tso Kyang, Rupshu, 17000', W. Koelz 2274(K).


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Densely tufted perennial; culms 4-10cm high, erect, green or glaucous, clothed at the base with the scarious remains of old leaf-sheaths. Leaf-blades folded, 0.8-2cm long, 1-1.5mm wide, stiff, abruptly tapered to a stout tip, scabrid on the margins and both surfaces; ligule rounded, 1-3mm long. Panicle contracted, 0.5-2.5cm long; branches mostly in pairs, very short, erect, scabrid. Spikelets 2-5-flowered, elliptic-lanceolate, 4-6mm long, variegated with green and purple; glumes unequal, elliptic-lanceolate, 3-nerved, the lower 2.3-3mm long, the upper broader, 2.7-3.2mm long; lemmas elliptic-oblong in side-view, 3-3.5mm long, obtuse, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, densely hairy on the surface between the nerves below, with some wool present at the base of the lower lemmas; palea shorter than the lemma, the keels ciliate below, scabrid above; anthers 1-1.5mm long.
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