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Pakistan | Family List | Poaceae | Calamagrostis

Calamagrostis pseudophragmites (Hall.f.) Koel., Descr. Gram. 106. 1802. Sultan & Stewart, Grasses W. Pak. 2:299. 1959; Bor, Grasses Burma Ceyl. Ind. Pak. 396. 1960; Bor in Towns., Guest & Al-Rawi, Fl. Iraq 9:299. 1968; Bor in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 70: 268. 1970; Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 317. 1976; Clarke in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 5:237. 1980.

  • Arundo glauca M. Bieb.
  • Arundo littorea Schrad.
  • Arundo pseudophragmites Hall.f.
  • Calamagrostis glauca (M. Bieb.) Reichb.
  • Calamagrostis lanceolata of Aitch.
  • Calamagrostis laxa Host
  • Calamagrostis littorea (Schrad.) P. Beauv.
  • Calamagrostis nepalensis Nees ex Steud.

    Tufted perennial with creeping rhizomes; culms 20-150 cm high, erect, rather stout, rough beneath the panicle. Leaf-blades up to 35 cm long, 2.5-10 mm wide, flat or convolute, scabrid above; ligule 4-10 mm long, acute or lacerate. Panicle soon nodding, lanceolate to oblong, 4-40 cm long, lax or dense and spike-like, usually tinged with purple. Spikelets 5-9 mm long, the rhachilla usually not prolonged; glumes unequal, narrowly lanceolate, smooth or scaberulous only on the keel; lemma about half the length of the glumes, smooth, truncate-denticulate at the tip; awn 1-3 mm long, arising within 0.3 mm of the lemma tip and scarcely projecting beyond the glume tips; callus hairs 2-3 times the length of the floret.

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