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Published In: Kongl. Vetenskaps Academiens Nya Handlingar 24(2): 140. 1803. (Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl.) 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.: June- August.
Type: Lectotype: "In lateribus radicibusque, irrigius montium alpinarum per Lapponiam Enontekensem et Nordlandiam Norwegicam septentrionalem, Wahlenberg" (UPS-THUNB 21875), selected by Moberg and Nilsson (Nord. Journ. Bot. 11: 289, 1991) isolectotype (BM).
Habitat: Wet meadows, along streams etc.
Distribution: Distribution: Circum-boreal species with gap in Siberia; C. European mts., Caucasus, NW Iran; C Asian mts. from Dzungarskiy Alatau southwards and from C Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir eastwards to Nepal.
Map Location: A-7 Gilgit: Naltar Lakes, 12000', Stewart 26921A (K); Butna Valley, Ghatargarh - Umasi Pass, Thomson s.n. (K); A-8 SE Morkhoon, 3000 m, Bosshard & al. s.n. (H, sterile). B-7 Tilail, 12250 ft, Clarke 30653 (K); B-8 Kashmir: Deosai, Burzil Pass, 12000 ft, Stewart 19908 p.p. (RAW); Ladak, Thomson s.n. (K); Dras, Karpuchu Valley, Duthie 11973 (BM,K); B-8/9 Deosai, 13000 ft, Clarke 29826 (BM); Puga, 4720 m, Koelz 2180 (K); B-9 Upper Shyok, Sassir – Margai, Thomson s.n. (K); Hanle, Koelz 2312 (K); Rupshu, Parang Pass – Lanak Pass, Thomson s.n. (K); Rongdo, Strachey & Winterbottom 806 (K); Musjid Vale, 12000-13000 ft, Duthie 13203 (BM,K).


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Erect perennial, 7-30 cm. Rhizome with short stolons. Stem terete, smooth. Leaves to half of stem length; sheaths 5-25 mm, dark brown, frequently with red-brown flecks, margin of scarious side straight or slightly concave; ligule c. 0.5 mm, arch almost straight; blades 0.4-0.8 mm wide, terete with groove on adaxial side, smooth, apex obtuse. Inflorescence 6-10 mm, a single androgynous spike. Bracts 0. Male part of inflorescence 4-6 mm, with less than 10 flowers; male glumes c. 3.5 mm, caducous, cymbiform, truncate, light-brown. Female part of inflorescence with 4-11 flowers; female glumes 2-2.5 x 1.1-1.5 mm, caducous, widely oblong, apex rounded, margins scarious, brown; utricles 3.9-5 x 0.7-0.9 mm, with a suberous c. 0.5 mm stipe, finally reflexed, long fusiform, terete, smooth, rachilla extends 5 mm through ostiole, beak c. 1.5 mm, cylindrical, ostiole margins scarious. Stigmas 3. Nut 2.1-2.3 x 0.5-0.6 mm, cylindrical, very finely rugulose, greenish brown.
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