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Leymus secalinus (Georgi) Tzvelev, Pl. Asiat. Cent. 4:209. 1968. Tzvelev, Poaceae URSS 183. 1976.

  • Aneurolepidium dasystachys (Trip.) Nevski
  • Aneurolepidium secalinum (Georgi) Kitag.
  • Elymus dasystachys Trin.
  • Elymus secalinus (Georgi) Bobrov
  • Leymus dasystachys (Trip.) Pilger
  • Triticum secalinum Georgi

    Tufted perennial with creeping rhizomes; culms 30-100 cm high, usually erect. Leaf-blades flat or slightly inrolled, 9-20 cm long, 2-6(-9) mm wide, glabrous or shortly puberulous on both sides, scabrid above, smooth beneath. Spike (6-) 8-11(-20) cm long, dense or the lower spikelets remote. Spikelets 2-3 (-4) at the nodes, greyish-green or glaucous, sometimes purple-tinged; glumes narrowly lanceolate, 1-nerved, awned, 10-15 mm long (including the awn), ciliate along the margins; lemma lanceolate or elliptic, 8-12 mm long, acute, hairy all over the back, produced at the tip into an awn 1-3 mm long.

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

    Type locality: USSR.

    Distribution: Pakistan (N.W.F.P., Gilgit & Kashmir); Siberia, Central Asia and Northwest India.

    2600-5000 m.


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