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Published In: Synopsis Plantarum Glumacearum 2: 214. 1855. (Syn. Pl. Glumac.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Synonym Text: C. cernua Boott, l.c. 4: 171. 1867, non J.F. Gmelin, Syst. Nat. 2(1): 146. 1791, nec Philippi, Linnaea 29: 83. 1857-58.
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May.
Type: Type:”Ex Hrbo Musei Leidens, Japonia”.
Habitat: On marshy ground, along rivers.
Distribution: Distribution: From Pakistan, Kashmir to Vietnam, northwards to Korea and Japan.
Map Location: B-7 Swat: Madian, Mir Alam 3896 (RAW).


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Perennial, 30-90 cm. Rhizome with (?) stolons. Stem straight or base ascending, sharply trigonous, sides concave, scabrous or smooth. Leaves equalling or overtopping stem; sheaths 30-60 mm, brown, margin of scarious side concave; ligule 0.5-1 mm, brownish, arch much higher than wide; blades 3-6 mm wide, flat, margins revolute, scabrous towards apex. Inflorescence of 1 gynecandrous and 4-10 female spikes below. Bracts much overtopping inflorescence, sheath-less. Spikes 25-60 mm, cylindrical, overlapping, drooping, peduncles to 50 mm, lowest occasionally rebranching; male glumes c. 4.5 x 1.4 mm, obovate, truncate, with arista to 1.7 mm; female glumes c. 4.5 x 1.5 mm, truncate, with barbed arista to 2.5 mm, scarious; utricles c. 3.1 x 1.4 mm, ellipsoid or widely fusiform, bi-convex, with c. 0.4 mm stipe, yellowish-brown, densely papillose, beak c. 0.2 mm, cylindrical, truncate.
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