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8a. Elymus nutans var. nutans

重穗披碱草(原变种) chong sui pi jian cao (yuan bian zhong)

Clinelymus nutans (Grisebach) Nevski.

Culms 50–70 cm tall. Spikelets with 2 glumes. Glumes 3- or 4-veined. First lemma ca. 10 mm; awn 12–20 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul–Aug. 2n = 42*.

Mountain slopes, grasslands, riverside sands and pebbles. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal; C and SW Asia].

This variety is a good forage grass.


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