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Published In: Contributions to the Botany of India 127. 1834. (Contr. Bot. India) 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.: May-August.
Type: Type: Nepal, Kedarkanta, Royle 113 (K!).
Habitat: Marshy ground on shady mountain slopes.
Distribution: Distribution: From E Afghanistan to Kashmir, where common according to Stewart (1972), and along Himalayas eastwards to Sikkim, also in China, Szechwan.
Map Location: A-7 Naltar Lakes, Stewart 26922; 26926 (K); B-6 Chitral: Shishi Gol, E Drosh, 7000 ft, Stainton 2378 (W); Lowari Pass, 10000 ft, Harriss in Duthie 16735 (K); B-7 Hazara: Kagan Valley, 9000 ft, Inayat in Duthie 20268 (K); 20274 (K); Kagan, Dadar, 10000 ft, Inayat in Duthie 22651 (K); Siran Range, 10500 ft, Inayat in Duthie 23269 (K); Changlagali, 8000 ft, Trotter 68G (K); B-8 Pir Panjal Range, Gulmarg, 8000-9000 ft, Duthie 11417 (K); Gulmarg, Khillanmarg, 10000 ft, Stewart 10407 (K); Sonamarg, 10500 ft, Stewart 9743 (K); Srinagar, 7800 ft, Clarke 29099 B (K); Liddar Valley, Iskán, Inayat in Duthie 25770 (K); Pahlgam, 8000-9000 ft, Stewart 21508 (K); Gilgit: Shinghai Gah to Pahot Gali, 4030 m, Miehe 1125 (H; immature); C-7 Murree, Trotter 28 (RAW); Behat, above Kohala, Mokhspuri road, E. Nasir’s student 9 (RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Uri to Poonch, 7000 ft, Stewart 13964 (RAW).


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Caespitose perennial, 30-130 cm. Stem sharply trigonous, edges scabrous, sides concave, papillose. Leaves shorter than stem; sheaths 20-70 mm, reddish brown, glossy, strongly nerved, finally fibrous, margin of brown-dotted scarious side concave; ligule up to 1.3 mm, brownish with reddish spots, arch much higher than wide; blades 2.5-4 mm, flat, margins revolute, abaxial side and margin of adaxial side papillose, scabrous towards apex. Inflorescence of 2-5 spikes, overlapping or lowest occasionally remote. Bracts equalling or overtopping inflorescence, sheath-less. Spikes 7-20 x 4-7 mm, terminal clubshaped, male or gynecandrous, others female, ellipsoid or globose, erect, with peduncle to 12 mm; female glumes 2.3-3.3 x 0.9-1.9 mm, ovate, cymbiform, acute or with arista to 0.5 mm, reddish brown, margins narrowly scarious; utricles 4-5.2 x 1.3-1.5 mm, occasionally with stipe to 0.2 mm, ellipsoid, slightly inflated, clearly nerved, papillose or scabrous, green or yellow, beak 1-2 mm, cylindrical, often somewhat bent, bidentate, ostiole margins reddish brown. Stigmas 3. Nut 1.9-2.2 x 1-1.3 mm, including up to 0.3 mm style base, ellipsoid or obovoid, trigonous, yellowish brown to brown, reticulate with a papilla in each areole.
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