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2. Polypogon hissaricus (Roshevitz) Bor in K. H. Rechinger, Fl. Iran. 70: 307. 1970.

糙毛棒头草 cao mao bang tou cao

Agrostis hissarica Roshevitz, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Glavn. Bot. Sada RSFSR 4: 93. 1923; A. hissarica subsp. pamirica (Ovczinnikov) Tzvelev; A. pamirica Ovczinnikov; A. stewartii Bor; A. tianschanica Pavlov.

Perennial. Culms erect or procumbent and rooting from lower nodes, 60–110 cm tall. Leaf blades linear, flat, 7–25 cm, 3–7.5 mm wide, scabrid on both surfaces, apex acute; ligule 3–6 mm. Panicle lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, lobed, rather dense or sometimes loose, 10–20 cm; branches subverticillate, densely spinulose. Spikelets lanceolate, 3–4 mm; glumes oblong, scabrid or shortly bristly, apex acute, awnless; lemma 2–2.5 mm, apex obtuse or with deciduous awnlet up to 1.5 mm; palea 2/3 as long as lemma. Stamens 3, anthers 1–1.5 mm.

Wet meadows in river valleys; 2000–3000 m. Xinjiang [Afghanistan, SE Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan; SW Asia (NE Iran)].


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