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8. Cymbopogon pospischilii (K. Schumann) C. E. Hubbard, Kew Bull. [4]. 1949: 175. 1949.

喜马拉雅香茅 xi ma la ya xiang mao

Andropogon pospischilii K. Schumann, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 328. 1897; A. nardus var. stracheyi J. D. Hooker; Cymbo-pogon stracheyi (J. D. Hooker) Raizada & S. K. Jain.

Perennial. Culms densely tufted, wiry, erect or geniculate, 60–100 cm tall. Leaf sheaths glabrous; leaf blades narrow, folded or involute, glaucous, 15–30 × 0.2–0.3 cm, glabrous, scabrid, apex filiform; ligule ca. 1–2 mm. Spathate panicle open, 15–25 cm, raceme pairs few; spatheoles 2–3 cm; racemes 1.5–2 cm; rachis internodes and pedicels ciliate on margins, glabrous on back; pedicel of homogamous pair not swollen, oblong, free from adjacent internode. Sessile spikelet narrowly lanceolate-oblong, 4.5–6 mm; lower glume papery, concave or almost flat below middle, keels rounded below middle, sharp and scabrid above, wingless or almost so, 3–5-veined between keels above middle; upper lemma 2-lobed; awn 1.4–1.8 cm. Pedicelled spikelet 4.5–6 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul–Dec. 2n = 20, 40.

Mountain slopes, mixed forests, valleys; 1600–3000 m. Xizang, Yunnan [NW India, Nepal, Pakistan; Africa, SW Asia (S Arabia)].


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