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Published In: A list of the grasses of N.W. India, indigenous and cultivated 40. 1883[1883]. (List Grasses N.W. India) 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.: April.
Type: Type: Northwest India, Strachey & Winterbottom 13(K).
Distribution: Distribution: Kashmir; Western Himalayas.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Above 2000m.
Map Location: Kashmir: Trarkhel, 6-7000', R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir 24900 (K, RAW); Serimang to Taulipir, 7000', A. Rashid Khan, E. Nasir & R.R. Stewart 25612 (K,RAW).


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Perennial grass with creeping rootstock; culms 20-50 cm high, erect or geniculately ascending. Leaf-blades flat, 3.5-15cm long, 1.5-4mm wide, flaccid, tapering to a sharp point, scabrid on the margins and both surfaces; ligule trun¬cate, 0.5-1.5mm long. Panicle pyramidal, 7.5-14cm long, very loose; branches paired, widely spreading, capillary, smooth. Spikelets 3-4-flowered, elliptic, 3.5-4mm long, whitish; glumes unequal, the lower narrowly ovate, 1.5-2.3mm long, 1-nerved, the upper broader, 2-2.5 mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas oblong-elliptic in side-view, 2.5-3mm long, obtuse, densely ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, with copious wool at the base; palea shorter than the lemma, long ciliate along the keels almost to the tip; anthers 0.6-0.75 long.
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