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Published In: Flora Iranica : Flora des Iranischen Hochlandes und der Umrahmenden Gebirge : Persien, Afghanistan, Teile von West-Pakistan, Nord-Iraq, (cont) 70: 38. 1970. (Fl. Iranica) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Flower/Fruit: Fl. & Fr. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type: Sikkim, Hooker f. (K).
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Himalayas and Tibet.
Comment/Acknowledgements: 3300-3700m.
Map Location: B-7 Swat dist.: beyond Bishigram, 10000', R. R. Stewart & A. Rahman Beg 24997 (K, RAW), 25643(K), 25644(K, RAW); B-8 Kashmir: Trunkal, Gangabal Lakes, 11000', R.R. & I.D. Stewart 18193 (KUH).


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Loosely tufted perennial; culms 13-40cm high, usually erect, clothed at the base with the scarious remains of old leaf-sheaths. Leaf-blades flat or folded, 3-16cm long, 1.5-2.5mm wide, tapering to a stout point, scabrid on the margins and both surfaces; ligule blunt, 1.5-3.5mm long. Panicle pyramidal, 6-15cm long; branches paired, erect at first, becoming horizontally spreading or even deflexed, capillary, smooth or faintly scaberulous. Spikelets 3-4-flowered, ovate-elliptic, 4.5-5.5mm long, often suffused with purple; glumes unequal, the lower narrowly elliptic, 2.5-3mm long, 1-nerved, the upper broader, 3-3.5mm long, 3-nerved; lemmas oblong in side-view, 3.5-4.5mm long, blunt, ciliate on the keel and marginal nerves, scabrid all over the dorsal surface and with a few short hairs or a felty pubescence between the nerves below, with or rarely without a little wool at the base; palea shorter than the lemma, pectinately scabrid along the keels; anthers 2-3mm long.
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