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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Alopecurus

Alopecurus aequalis Sobol., Fl. Petrop. 16. 1799. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:310. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 392. 1960; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70:277. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 379. 1976; Clarke in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5: 242. 1980.

  • Alopecurus aristulatus Michx.

    Annual or short-lived perennial; culms 10-45 cm high, geniculately ascending and sometimes rooting from the lower nodes. Leaf-blades 2-10 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, glabrous; upper sheaths slightly inflated; ligule 2-5 mm long, obtuse. Panicle 1-6.5 cm long, 3-6 mm wide, cylindrical. Spikelets 1.5-3 mm long; glumes obtuse, ± parallel at the tips, connate at the base, wingless, ciliate on the keel, shortly hairy on the sides; lemma as long as or very slightly longer than the glumes, obtuse, the margins connate for a third to half their length; awn not or only slightly exceeding the lemma tip; anthers 0.8-13 mm long.

    Fl. & Fr.Per.: July-August.

    Type: USSR, Sobolewsky (LE).

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); throughout Europe, temperate Asia and North America.

    Orange Fox-tail (so-called from the colour of its anthers) is a common grass of watersides, ditches and shallow water, often forming swards on drying mud. 2000-4500 m.


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