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Published In: Kew Bulletin 1949: 239. 1949. (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. & Fr. Per.: July-September.
Type: Syntypes: Kashmir, Jacquemont ; Northwest India, Duthie; and others (K)
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Western Himalayas.
Comment/Acknowledgements: 2500-4300m.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara dist.: Nita, Kagan, J. F. Duthie s.n. (K); Swat dist.: beyond Ushu, 9000', R.R. Stewart & A. Rahman Beg 25332, 25380 (K, RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Tulijan above Pahlgam, 12000', R. R. Stewart 21858 (K, KUH); near Sardar Kothi, Burzil Pass, 12000', R. R. Stewart 21996 (RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Kalahoi above Lidarwat, 11-12000', J.F. Duthie 13516 (K); C-9 Kashmir: Fras Nag, 9-10000', R.R. Stewart 23223 (K).


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Stoloniferous perennial; culms 20-60cm high, erect or ascending from a procumbent base, rooting from the lower nodes. Leaf-blades flat or folded, 5-14 cm long, 1-5mm wide, firm or flaccid, gradually or abruptly tapering to a sharp point, scabrid on the margins, sometimes scaberulous on the upper surface; ligule blunt, 2.5-5mm long. Panicle pyramidal, 12-25cm long, loose; branches paired, long, flexous, capillary, widely spreading, smooth. Spikelets 3-6-flowered, elliptic-oblong, 4-6mm long, green or glaucous, crowded at the tips of the branches; glumes unequal, the lower lanceolate to elliptic, 2.8-3.8mm long, 1(-3)-nerved, the upper oblong to oblanceolate, 3-4.5mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas oblong in side-view, 3-4.5mm long, subacute, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, sparsely to quite densely hairy on the surface between the nerves, with scanty or copious wool at the base; palea shorter than the lemma, the keels long-ciliate below, scabrid above; anthers 0.8-1.5mm long.
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