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Published In: Systema Vegetabilium. Editio decima quarta 844. 1784. (May-Jun 1784) (Syst. Veg. (ed. 14)) 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: Japan, Thunberg s.n.(UPS-hrb. Thunberg) Microfiche!
Distribution: Distribution: From Mascarenes and Mauritius to Pakistan, Kashmir, India and further to Japan, China, Malesia, E. Australia and Lord Howe Island.
Map Location: B-7 Kashmir: Jhelum Valley Road, Chenari, 3500’, Stewart 12341 (K); ?NW Himalaya, Ladour, 5500 ft, Stewart 16850 (K); Jhelum Valley Road, Chenari, 3500 ft, Stewart 12451 (RAW); Ghoragali Rest House, Ali 294 (PPFI); Nilishang, 4000 ft, Burtt 1425 (E); C-7 Hazara: Below Murree, Stewart 23381 (K, RAW); Murree Hills, Potha, 4400 ft, Stewart 23400 (RAW); Murree Hills, 6-7000’, Stewart 23439 (K); C-8 Azad Kashmir, “Trar Khel”, Khan s.n. (PPFI).


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Tufted perennial, 60-90 cm. Rhizome horizontal or ascending, black-brown, short internodes covered by soon fibrous scales and remains of old shoots. Stems noded, trigonous, smooth. Leaves from half to c. 2/3 of stem length; sheaths 25-70 mm, grey or reddish brown, finally fibrous and almost black, margin slightly concave; ligule short, brown, arch lower than wide; blades 2-4 mm wide, keeled, flat or carinate, grey-green, scabrous along margins. Inflorescence of 4-8 partial inflorescences in leaf axils; bracts green, lowest longer than its partial inflorescence; partial inflorescences branched or unbranched, of 1-5 spikes, lower often large, peduncles to 12 cm; spikes up to 35 mm, lax, pedunculate, erect or nodding. Utricles c. 3 mm, ellipsoid, conspicuously nerved, margins and nerves barbed, stipe short, beak c. 1 mm, ostiole oblique. Stigmas 2.
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