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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Calamagrostis

Calamagrostis emodensis Griseb. in Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Gottingen. 1868: 80. 1868. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind 7:261. 1896; Bor, Fl. Assam 5:147. 1940; Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:299. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 395. 1960; Bor in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 70:267. 1970.

Tufted perennial with creeping rhizomes; culms 80-130 cm high, erect, stout, smooth or slightly rough beneath the panicle. Leaf-blades up to 55 cm long, (4-)8-20 mm wide, flat, scabrid above; ligule 1-3(-5) mm long, obtuse. Panicle nodding, ovate to lanceolate, 13-35 cm long, lax, pallid or faintly tinged with purple. Spikelets 5-8 mm long, the rhachilla sometimes shortly prolonged; glumes subequal or unequal, subulate-lanceolate, smooth or scaberulous only on the keel; lemma about half the length of the glumes, smooth, 2-toothed at the tip; awn 4-9 mm long, arising above the middle of the lemma and below the top third, usually projecting beyond the glume tips; callus hairs 2-3 times the length of the floret.

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

Type: India, Garhwal and Sikkim, J. D. Hooker (K).

Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P. & Kashmir); Himalayas.

A very handsome grass with broad leaves and silvery panicle. 2400-4000 m.


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