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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Arundinella

Arundinella nepalensis Trin., Gram. Pan. 62. 1826. and Spec. Gram. 3, t.268. 1836; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2: 272. 1959.

Vern.: Garali.

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    Tufted perennial with scaly rhizomes; culms 60-180 cm high, erect. Leaf-blades linear or convolute, 8-30 cm long, 3-10 mm wide, stiff, scaberulous, glabrous or hirsute. Panicle oblong, open or contracted, 10-40 cm long, the branches subsecund and densely spiculate. Spikelets lanceolate, 4-6 mm long, glabrous; lower glume ovate 3-5 mm long, acutely or setaceously acuminate; upper glume narrowly ovate, acuminate with an obtuse tip; lower lemma 34 mm long, obtuse; upper lemma ovate, 2-2.5 mm long, emarginate with a geniculate awn 4-6 mm long; callus bearded with hairs 0.5-1 mm long; palea with door-like flaps.

    Type: Nepal, Wallich(?) in Lindley (LE, ?K).

    Distribution: Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); tropical and South Africa; Madagascar; India to China and Australia.


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