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Published In: Flora URSS 3: 607, pl. 18, f. 2. 1935. (Fl. URSS) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Synonym Text: C. lineariterminalis T. Koyama, l.c.: 99. 1958.
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: July – August.
Type: Isotypes: Russia, Tuva, Sayan Mts., "in rupibus subalpinis ad torrentem Kudun (= Urgudi)", 1830 Turczaninov (LE!, H!).
Habitat: Mountain meadows at tree line.
Distribution: Distribution: From N. Mongolia and Tarbagatai to NE Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir.
Map Location: A-7 Gilgit: Nazbar Pass, 4300 m, Honda 249 (KYO); Yasin, Naz Bar, 4120 m, Miehe 3276 (H); 4150 m, Miehe 3446 (H); Babusar Pass, 4300 m, 1990, Miehe 483 (H); 4320 m, Miehe 543 (H); 4000-4200 m, Miehe 580 (H); A-8 Khunjerab Pass, 4650 m, Miehe 2355 (H); 4600 m, Miehe 2417 (H); Between Gulmit and Atabad/ upper Hunza, 4270 m, Miehe 2750 (H); 4300 m, Miehe 2889 (H); 4300 m, Miehe 2913 (H); 4000-4050 m, Miehe 2864 (H); Baghrot Valley, 3820 m, Miehe 3735 (H); 4280-4340 m, Miehe 4127 (H); 3920 m, Miehe 4263 (H); Gharesa Glacier, 15580 ft, Polunin 6110 (E); 15800 ft, Polunin 6197 (E); 13100 ft, Polunin 6301 (E); B-7 Hazara: Upper Kaghan Valley around Saiphul Muluk and Battakundi, 3830 m, Miehe 127 (H); 3860 m, Miehe 179 (H); 3860 m, Miehe 212 (H); 3780 m,Miehe 234 (H); 3630 m, Miehe 239 (H); 4060 m, Miehe 296 (H); Kaghan Valley, Above Saiful Muluk-Lake, 3840 m, Schickhoff 694; 4060 m, Schickhoff 799 (specimen immature); Kaghan Valley, Babusar Pass, 4280 m, Schickhoff 973 (H); B-8 Shinghai Gah to Pahot Gali, 3920 m, Miehe 876 (H); 4000 m, Miehe 1074 (H); 4020 m, Miehe 1093 (H); 4040 m, Miehe 1101 (H); 1135 (H); 1148 (H); 4250 m, Miehe 1193 (H); 4300 m, Miehe 1228 (H); 4150-4190 m, Miehe 1273 (H); 3750 m, Miehe 1366 (H); 4230 m, Miehe 1553 (H); Above Hushe, 4150 m, Miehe 1927 (H); 4150 m, Miehe 1965 (H); 4350 m, Miehe 1988 (H); 4330, Miehe 2017 (H); Kashmir: Baltistan, Biafo, Mango, 3700 m, Hartmann 289 (RAW); B-9 Thalle La, 15000-16000 ft, Stewart 20746 (RAW); W Ganto La, 4040 m, Miehe 4753 (H); 4050 m, Miehe 4857 (H). Eastern Deosai Plains, 4600 m, Miehe 5108 (H).


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Tufted perennial, 30-70 cm. Rhizome with grey, soon fibrous scales. Stem sharply to obtusely trigonous, smooth or occasionally scabrous above. Leaves c. 1/4 of stem length; sheaths 20-60 mm, yellowish to grey, margin of scarious side slightly concave; ligule c. 0.3 mm, shallowly arched; blades 2.5-6 mm wide, flat or folded, keeled, margins and keel scabrous towards apex. Inflorescence of 1-4 male and 1-4 female spikes, both frequently androgynous. Lowest bracts long, mostly folded, sheath up to 40 mm. Male spikes 8-20 x 2-6 mm, fusiform or club-shaped, brown, frequently 2-4 tightly imbricating, esp. when pure male; male glumes 4.2-5.8 x 1.3-1.7 mm, obovate, brown to reddish brown, margins scarious, apex usually finely ciliate. Female spikes 10-20 x 4-6 mm, fusiform or ellipsoid, basal part lax, peduncles filiform, up to 10 cm; female glumes 4.3-5.7 x 2-2.3 mm, elliptic, dark reddish brown, margins scarious, mid-nerve scabrous, sometimes reaching obtuse apex; utricles 4.1-5.7 x 1-1.8 mm, fusiform, trigonous, plano-convex, dark reddish brown, scabrous, occasionally hispid, beak 1.5-2.3 mm, reddish brown, scabrous, ostiole oblique or bidentate, margin scarious. Stigmas 3. Nut 2.3-3 x 1.1-1.4 mm, including c. 0.3 mm style base and c. 0.3 mm stipe, ellipsoid, trigonous, brown to dark grey-brown, finely reticulate with papilla in each areole.
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