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Published In: Centuria I. Plantarum ... 1: 31. 1755. (Cent. Pl. I) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type: Described from England.
Distribution: Distribution: Most of Europe, E to Caucasus, Algeria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, NW Iran, E Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, N India.


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Loosely tufted perennial. Rhizome horizontal or ascending, short, with short internodes, covered by grey-brown scales soon disintegrating into fibres. Leaves equalling or exceeding stem length, flexuous, greyish green; sheaths grey or grey-brown, with strong dark brown veins, disintegrating into fibres, margin of scarious side straight or slightly concave; ligule tubular; blades 1.5-2.5 mm wide, margins scabrous. Inflorescence of 4-10 spikes, sessile, remote or 2-5 distal spikes overlapping. Spikes 3-9 x 2-4 mm, globose or ellipsoid; female glumes cymbiform, acute or subacute, green or later brownish, margins widely scarious; utricles ellipsoid or ovoid, plano-convex, from yellowish green to almost grey, glossy, beak conical, wings scabrous, oblique or bidentate, ostiole margins scarious. Nut from ellipsoid to ovoid or obovoid, bi-convex, glossy, finely reticulate and papillose.
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