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Published In: Botanicheskie Materialy Gerbariia Botanicheskogo Instituta imeni V. L. Komarova Akademii Nauk SSSR 9: 192. 1946. (Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk SSSR) Name publication detail

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Synonym Text: C. hirtella Drejer, Symb. Caricol.: 21. 1844, non J.F. Gmelin, Syst. Veget., 2, 1: 138. 1791. C. tenuis Nees in Wight, Contr. Bot. Ind.: 128. 1824, non Host 1809.
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July-August.
Type: Type: "Nepal, Herb. Royle n. 120 et 122 ex parte" (K!).
Habitat: Mountain meadows at c. 3500 m.
Distribution: Distribution: From E Afghanistan to Nepal.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Kagan Valley, Bhurj, Inayat in Duthie 22647 (K); Kagan Valley, above Saiphul Muluk Lake, 3450 m, Schickhoff 568 (H); 3470 m, Schickhoff 646 (H); B-8 Ascent Deosai to Skardo, Winterbottom 863 (K); C-6 Kurram: N Kaiwas, Aitchison 724 (K); Shendtoi, 11000', Aitchison 1007 (K).


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Caespitose perennial, 40-80 cm. Stem nearly terete, smooth. Leaves c. 1/3 of stem length, erect; sheaths 30-40 cm, greyish brown, not glossy, disintegrating into fibres; ligule c. 0.2 mm, scarious; blades 1-1.5(-2.5) mm wide, greyish green, carinate, long-attenuate, mid-nerve, margins and nerves below scabrous towards apex. Inflorescence of 1-2 male and 2-3 female spikes, staminate spikes occasionally androgynous. Bracts up to equalling inflorescence, with sheath 15-20 mm. Male spikes 16-24 x 2-3 mm, fusiform to clavate, yellowish-brown; male glumes c. 4.7 x 1.5 mm, ovate or obovate, acute, yellow-brown, margins widely scarious. Female spikes erect, lowest pedunculate; female glumes c. 5.2 x 1.8 mm, shorter than utricles, acuminate, brown, midnerve scabrous, margins scarious; utricles 6.2-7.8 x 1.7-2.2 mm, ovoid, plano-convex, with 3 strong dorsal nerves, upper part scabrous, beak 1.7-2.2 mm, scabrous, oblique or bidentate, ostiole with scarious margins. Stigmas 3. Nut 4.2 x 1.3 mm, including persistent scabrous up to 0.7 mm style base and up to 0.4 mm stipe, from obovoid to fusiform, trigonous, yellow-brown, finely reticulate with papilla in each areole.
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